Uncanny valley, robot and autism: Perception of the uncanniness in an emotional gait

Matthieu Destephe, Massimiliano Zecca, Kenji Hashimoto, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    While robots are often used in autism therapy, the Uncanny valley effect was never studied in subjects with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Since persons with ASD have trouble understanding body language, they react differently to the Uncanny valley. In this paper, we propose to investigate the possible difference in the Uncanny valley's perception of an emotional humanoid robot in subjects with ASD and subjects without ASD. Thirty four adult participants (N = 34, control: 19, ASD: 15; age: 28.5) were asked to watch videos of an emotional humanoid robot and rate its emotions and its gait (Perceived Humanness, Eeriness and Attractiveness). We have found differences between the two groups in their perception of the robot's Perceived Humanness (p

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages1152-1157
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781479973965
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 20
    Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014 - Bali, Indonesia
    Duration: 2014 Dec 52014 Dec 10

    Other

    Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014
    CountryIndonesia
    CityBali
    Period14/12/514/12/10

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Human-Computer Interaction

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