Who like androids more : Japanese or US Americans?

C. Bartneck

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    Abstract

    This study investigates to what degree the userspsila cultural background influences their perception of a robotpsilas anthropomorphism and likeability. More specifically, robots with a conventional robot-like appearance were compared to highly anthropomorphic androids. The US American participants like the robots on average more than the Japanese participants do, but a strong interaction effect was observed between the participantspsila cultural background and the type of robot. The Japanese participants had a strong preference for conventional robots. This confirms the stereotype that Japanese like conventional robots. However, this does not hold true for highly anthropomorphic androids, which they liked less than the US American participants did. This study focused on the perception of static images of robots and the results may be different for the perception of movies of moving robots or, to an even greater extent, the perception when standing right in front of a moving robot.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Munich, Germany, August 1-3, 2008
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Pages553-557
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2213-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2008) - Munich, Germany
    Duration: 1 Aug 20083 Aug 2008
    Conference number: 18

    Conference

    Conference17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2008)
    Abbreviated titleRO-MAN 2008
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    CityMunich
    Period1/08/083/08/08

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