Social robots, help people with social functions. You can think of a community robot or a snooze robot for the elderly or a buddy robot for children to discuss difficult subjects.
A lot of attention for social robots
Social robots are growing rapidly, on the one hand because there are too few hands for social interaction, and on the other hand because they can provide predictable reactions and presence without maintenance, as in the case of a pet.
Because social robots have the function of interacting with us, many users expect to have the same capabilities as humans. Especially when the shape of the robot has human forms. Interaction, however, is a very complex set of verbal and non-verbal expressions. In parts, a robot can be very good at this, but does not expect human behaviour.