Perception and trust towards a lifelike android robot in Japan

Kerstin Sophie Haring*, Yoshio Matsumoto, Katsumi Watanabe

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper reports the results from an experiment examining people’s perception and trust when interacting with an android robot. Also, they engaged in an economic trust game with the robot. We used the physical distance to the robot, and questionnaires to measure the participants’ character and their perception of the robot. We found influences of the subject’s character onto the amount sent in the trust game and distance changes over the three interaction tasks. The perception of the robot changed after the interaction trials towards less anthropomorph and less intelligent, but safer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions on Engineering Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationSpecial Issue of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2013
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789401791151
ISBN (Print)9789401791144
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Android robot
  • Eysenck personality questionnaire
  • Godspeed questionnaire
  • Human robot interaction
  • Robot perception
  • Trust game

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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