Introducing a Rasch-type anthropomorphism scale

Peter A.M. Ruijten, Diane H.L. Bouten, Dana C.J. Rouschop, Jaap Ham, Cees J.H. Midden

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Abstract

In human-robot interaction research, much attention is given to the extent to which people perceive humanlike attributes in robots. Generally, the concept anthropomorphism is used to describe this process. Anthropomorphism is defined in different ways, with much focus on either typical human attributes or uniquely human attributes. This difference has caused different measurement tools to be developed. We argue that anthropomorphism can best be described as a continuum ranging from low to high human likeness, and should be measured accordingly. We found that anthropomorphic characteristics can be invariantly ordered according to the ease with which these can be ascribed to robots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages280-281
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450326582
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event9th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2014 - Bielefeld, Germany
Duration: 3 Mar 20146 Mar 2014

Conference

Conference9th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2014
CountryGermany
CityBielefeld
Period3/03/146/03/14

Bibliographical note

HRI'14 : Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction

Keywords

  • Anthropomorphism
  • Rasch

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    Ruijten, P. A. M., Bouten, D. H. L., Rouschop, D. C. J., Ham, J., & Midden, C. J. H. (2014). Introducing a Rasch-type anthropomorphism scale. In HRI 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 280-281). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1145/2559636.2559825, https://doi.org/10.1145/2559636.2559825