How do people perceive and trust a lifelike robot

Kerstin Sophie Haring, Yoshio Matsumoto, Katsumi Watanabe

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This paper reports the results from an experiment examining people's perception and trust when interacting with an android robot. Also, they engaged in an economic trust game with the robot. We used proxemics, the physical distance to the robot, and questionnaires to measure the participants' character and their perception of the robot. We found influences of the subject's character onto the amount sent in the trust game and distance changes over the 3 interaction tasks. The perception of the robot changed after the interaction trials towards less anthropomorph and less intelligent, but safer. This study would enable future researches to compare different robot types, personality traits and cross-cultural effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCECS 2013 - World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2013
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789881925169
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2013 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2013 Oct 232013 Oct 25

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2078-0958


Other2013 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Android robot
  • Godspeed
  • Human Robot Interaction
  • Trust game

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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