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

*Corresponding author for this work

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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
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319119724
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
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)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other6th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2014


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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