Psychological anthropomorphism of robots: Measuring mind perception and humanity in Japanese context

Hiroko Kamide, Friederike Eyssel, Tatsuo Arai

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Abstract

Using a representative sample, we explored the validity of measures of psychological anthropomorphism in Japanese context. We did so by having participants evaluate both robots and human targets regarding "mind perception" (Gray et al., 2007) and "human essence" (Haslam, 2006)" , respectively. Data from 1,200 Japanese participants confirmed the factor structure of the measures and their overall good psychometric quality. Moreover, the findings emphasize the important role of valence for humanity attribution to both people and robots. Clearly, the proposed self-report measures enlarge the existing repertoire of scales to assess psychological anthropomorphism of robots in Japanese context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics - 5th International Conference, ICSR 2013, Proceedings
Pages199-208
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event5th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2013 - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 2013 Oct 272013 Oct 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8239 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period13/10/2713/10/29

Keywords

  • Anthropomorphism
  • Human essence
  • Japanese
  • Mind perception
  • Robots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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