Does a friendly robot make you feel better?

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Abstract

As robots are taking a more prominent role in our daily lives, it becomes increasingly important to consider how their presence influences us. Several studies have investigated effects of robot behavior on the extent to which that robot is positively evaluated. Likewise, studies have shown that the emotions a robot shows tend to be contagious: a happy robot makes us feel happy as well. It is unknown, however, whether the affect that people experience while interacting with a robot also influences their evaluation of the robot. This study aims to discover whether people's affective and evaluative responses to a social robot are related. Results show that affective responses and evaluations are related, and that these effects are strongest when a robot shows meaningful motions. These results are consistent with earlier findings in terms of how people evaluate social robots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2019
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728126227
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Event28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2019 - New Delhi, India
Duration: 14 Oct 201918 Oct 2019

Conference

Conference28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2019
CountryIndia
CityNew Delhi
Period14/10/1918/10/19

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    Ruijten, P. A. M., & Cuijpers, R. H. (2019). Does a friendly robot make you feel better? In 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2019 [8956368] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/RO-MAN46459.2019.8956368