Mind attribution to Androids: A comparative study with Italian and Japanese adolescents

Gabriele Trovato, Friederike Eyssel

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Abstract

The attribution of mental states to humanoid robots is a complex psychological phenomenon, as it depends on several factors, including robot's appearance, its behaviour, its country of origin, as well as peoples' cultural background, and exposition to robots. In this paper, we present a cross-cultural study on mind attribution to androids comparing Italian and Japanese high school students' evaluations. Results suggest that the cultural in-group bias not necessarily applies to mind attribution, as some other factors, such as anthropomorphism of nature, and exposure to robots related popular culture, can modify how androids are perceived.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2017 - 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages561-566
Number of pages6
Volume2017-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538635186
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 8
Event26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2017 Aug 282017 Sep 1

Other

Other26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2017
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period17/8/2817/9/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Optimization

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    Trovato, G., & Eyssel, F. (2017). Mind attribution to Androids: A comparative study with Italian and Japanese adolescents. In RO-MAN 2017 - 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Vol. 2017-January, pp. 561-566). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2017.8172358