Social robots can be made to interact with people or with animals. Many living things have social relationships, some are social beings. In robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), the focus has always been on people. Demands for a “human-centered AI” (to be understood less in the technical, more in the humanistic sense) in the 2010s and 2020s even emphasize this. But more and more machines, robots and also social robots encounter domestic, farm and wild animals, whether this is planned or not. They react differently, partly interested, partly disinterested, partly lethargic, partly panicked. Research has to focus more and more on animal-robot relationships and, together with the industry, shape them in such a way that animal welfare is promoted and animal suffering is reduced. On March 16, 2021, Prof. Dr. Oliver Bendel gave an extremely exciting insight into the world of social robots and animal-friendly machines in a 90-minute lecture. Of course, we do not want to withhold the recording (in German) of his lecture from you.