The relation between people's attitudes and anxiety towards robots in human-robot interaction

M.M.A. de Graaf, Soumaya Ben Allouch

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Abstract

This paper examines the relation between an interaction with a robot and peoples’ attitudes and emotion towards robots. In our study, participants have had an acquaintance talk with a social robot and both their general attitude and anxiety towards social robots were measured before and after the interaction. This study has found mixed results as compared to earlier studies. However, the utility of negative attitude and anxiety to explain human behavior in interactions with robots is supported. Furthermore, a human-robot interaction (HRI) changes people’s attitudes and anxiety towards robots. Thus, from a design perspective, it seems important to further investigate which aspects of robots evoke what type of emotions and how this influences the overall evaluation of robots.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2013), Gyeongju, Korea, August 26-29, 2013
Place of PublicationGyengju, Korea
Pages-
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2013
Event2013 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2013 - Gyeongju Hilton Hotel, Gyengju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 26 Aug 201329 Aug 2013
Conference number: 22

Conference

Conference2013 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2013
Abbreviated titleRO-MAN
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGyengju
Period26/08/1329/08/13

Keywords

  • METIS-298253
  • IR-87515

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