Citation: Johanna SEIBT, Raul HAKLI and Marco NØRSKOV (eds), Sociable robots and the future of social relations, 2014, Amsterdam : Ios Press, 2014, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Vol. 273, pp. 115-122
In this paper I offer a way to think about artificial agents in terms of their capacities, or competence, and I work out what this approach means for their status and for the way we ought to treat such agents. The discussion draws largely on the work that Christian List and Philip Pettit have done on group agency.