Recognition for psychological boundary of robot

Chyon Hae Kim*, Yumiko Yamazaki, Shunsuke Nagahama, Shigeki Sugano

*Corresponding author for this work

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We discuss the recognition of robot's boundaries. Humans think about psychological boundaries of robots in addition to physical ones while interacting with them. We made two hypotheses regarding psychological boundaries. Firstly, these boundaries are affected by the context surrounding the robot. Secondly, these boundaries are controllable. We conducted an experiment with 60 Japanese males and females aged 18-27. Each participant was told a message that 'slide me slightly' from a robot while the participant was interacting with it. We analyzed the participants' actions and questionnaires so as to confirm where of their sight was considered to be 'me'. From this analysis, we confirmed that our hypotheses are both true.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2013 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 8
Event8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Mar 32013 Mar 6

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148


Other8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2013


  • Experimentation
  • Human Factors
  • Psychology
  • Reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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