This study focuses on differences and similarities of perception of a small humanoid robot between Japanese and Australian participants. Two conditions were investigated: participants actively interacting with the robot and bystanders observing the interaction. Experimental results suggested that, while the robot was perceived as highly likeable, Japanese participants rated the robot higher for animacy, intelligence and safety. Furthermore, passive observations of the interaction (rather than active interaction) resulted in higher ratings by Japanese participants for anthropomorphism, animacy, intelligence and safety. The findings are discussed in terms of cultural background and robot perception.
|Title of host publication
|RO-MAN 2015 - 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Symposium Digest
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - 2015 Nov 20
|24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2015 Aug 31 → 2015 Sept 4
|Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
|24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015
|15/8/31 → 15/9/4
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Artificial Intelligence
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition