Perception of an android robot in Japan and Australia: A cross-cultural comparison

Kerstin Sophie Haring, David Silvera-Tawil, Yoshio Matsumoto, Mari Velonaki, Katsumi Watanabe

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Abstract

This paper reports the results from two experiments, conducted in Japan and Australia, to examine people’s perception and trust towards an android robot. Experimental results show that, in contrast to popular belief, Australian participants perceived the robot more positive than Japanese participants. This is the first study directly comparing human perception of a physically present android robot in two different countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics - 6th International Conference, ICSR 2014, Proceedings
EditorsBenjamin Johnston, Mary-Anne Williams, Michael Beetz, Mary-Anne Williams, Michael Beetz
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages166-175
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319119724
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event6th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2014 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2014 Oct 272014 Oct 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8755
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2014
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period14/10/2714/10/29

Keywords

  • Android robot
  • Cross-cultural
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Robot perception
  • Trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Haring, K. S., Silvera-Tawil, D., Matsumoto, Y., Velonaki, M., & Watanabe, K. (2014). Perception of an android robot in Japan and Australia: A cross-cultural comparison. In B. Johnston, M-A. Williams, M. Beetz, M-A. Williams, & M. Beetz (Eds.), Social Robotics - 6th International Conference, ICSR 2014, Proceedings (pp. 166-175). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8755). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11973-1_17