A Function Complex Design Review of Robots and HRI


  • Marcello Caldas Bressan CESAR School




Robot, Design, Systematic Review, Function Complex


As technology advances, robots are increasingly present in our daily lives and culture. The robotics field is open to contributions of many fields, but the definition of what a “robot” is maybe enriched if analyzed as a design artifact. The goal of this research is to promote a more design-friendly definition of what researchers in the robotics field mean when they say they are studying or developing said robots. A Systematic Literature Review was conducted to identify and analyze the most cited papers on the subject. To understand the design perspective, these papers were then analyzed in the light of the Function Complex, as proposed by Designer Victor Papanek. The review selected the 37 most cited papers, from over 25 thousand search results from 5 scientific portals. The study achieved a generic view of the robot under the light o the Function Complex.


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Author Biography

Marcello Caldas Bressan, CESAR School

Head de Inovação na Stefanini, professor de Design Futures no Mestrado Profissional em Design na CESAR School, Head Inovação e Empreendedorismo no IPERID - Instituto de Pesquisas Estratégicas em Relações Internacionais e Diplomacia, Membro do Teach The Future e um dos futuristas fundadores da Futuring Today. Possui formação em fotografia pela Spéos – International Photography School. É graduado em Comunicação Social – UNIAESO Barros Melo, com especialização em Administração de Marketing pela UPE e Mestre em Design pelo CESAR e doutorando em design pela UFPE.


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How to Cite

Caldas Bressan, M. . (2022). A Function Complex Design Review of Robots and HRI. DAT Journal, 7(3), 189–199. https://doi.org/10.29147/datjournal.v7i3.654