The influence of robot appearance and interactive ability in HRI: A cross-cultural study

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

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    Abstract

    It has been shown that human perception of robots changes after the first interaction. It is not clear, however, to which extent the robot’s appearance and interactive abilities influences such changes in perception. In this paper, participants’ perception of two robots with different appearance and interactive modalities are compared before and after a short interaction with the robots. Data from Japanese and Australian participants is evaluated and compared. Experimental results show significant differences in perception depending on the robot type and the time of interaction. As a result of cultural background, perception changes were observed only for Japanese participants on isolated key concepts.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSocial Robotics - 8th International Conference, ICSR 2016, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages392-401
    Number of pages10
    Volume9979 LNAI
    ISBN (Print)9783319474366
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event8th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2016 - Kansas City, United States
    Duration: 2016 Nov 12016 Nov 3

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume9979 LNAI
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

    Other

    Other8th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2016
    CountryUnited States
    CityKansas City
    Period16/11/116/11/3

    Keywords

    • Culture
    • Human-robot interaction
    • Robot perception

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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    Haring, K. S., Silvera-Tawil, D., Watanabe, K., & Velonaki, M. (2016). The influence of robot appearance and interactive ability in HRI: A cross-cultural study. In Social Robotics - 8th International Conference, ICSR 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9979 LNAI, pp. 392-401). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9979 LNAI). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47437-3_38