Perception of a humanoid robot: A cross-cultural comparison

Kerstin S. Haring, David Silvera-Tawil, Tomotaka Takahashi, Mari Velonaki, Katsumi Watanabe

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    Abstract

    This study focuses on differences and similarities of perception of a small humanoid robot between Japanese and Australian participants. Two conditions were investigated: participants actively interacting with the robot and bystanders observing the interaction. Experimental results suggested that, while the robot was perceived as highly likeable, Japanese participants rated the robot higher for animacy, intelligence and safety. Furthermore, passive observations of the interaction (rather than active interaction) resulted in higher ratings by Japanese participants for anthropomorphism, animacy, intelligence and safety. The findings are discussed in terms of cultural background and robot perception.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages821-826
    Number of pages6
    Volume2015-November
    ISBN (Print)9781467367042
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 20
    Event24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015 - Kobe, Japan
    Duration: 2015 Aug 312015 Sep 4

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    Other24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015
    CountryJapan
    CityKobe
    Period15/8/3115/9/4

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Haring, K. S., Silvera-Tawil, D., Takahashi, T., Velonaki, M., & Watanabe, K. (2015). Perception of a humanoid robot: A cross-cultural comparison. In Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Vol. 2015-November, pp. 821-826). [7333613] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333613

    Perception of a humanoid robot : A cross-cultural comparison. / Haring, Kerstin S.; Silvera-Tawil, David; Takahashi, Tomotaka; Velonaki, Mari; Watanabe, Katsumi.

    Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. Vol. 2015-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 821-826 7333613.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Haring, KS, Silvera-Tawil, D, Takahashi, T, Velonaki, M & Watanabe, K 2015, Perception of a humanoid robot: A cross-cultural comparison. in Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. vol. 2015-November, 7333613, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 821-826, 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015, Kobe, Japan, 15/8/31. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333613
    Haring KS, Silvera-Tawil D, Takahashi T, Velonaki M, Watanabe K. Perception of a humanoid robot: A cross-cultural comparison. In Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. Vol. 2015-November. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 821-826. 7333613 https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333613
    Haring, Kerstin S. ; Silvera-Tawil, David ; Takahashi, Tomotaka ; Velonaki, Mari ; Watanabe, Katsumi. / Perception of a humanoid robot : A cross-cultural comparison. Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. Vol. 2015-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 821-826
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