Does this robot make me look smart? How the addition of a robotic pet influences first impressions

Shane E. Halse, Heather C. Lum, Valerie K. Sims, Christine A. Winkelbauer, Megan A. Harris

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Abstract

The current study examined whether the addition of either a robotic cat or a robotic dog to the picture of a male or female model, could affect the participants first impressions of the model. The participants were directed to a website and randomly assigned to a picture. Next, they answered a survey related to their perceptions of the model. Individual differences including participant gender, entity type, and response on robot attitudes scale were found. The results indicate that the items around or with us can be particularly important in public and social settings where first impressions can be the only ones a person gets to make.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2013
Pages1293-1297
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 13 2013
Event57th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting - 2013, HFES 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2013Oct 4 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other57th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting - 2013, HFES 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period9/30/1310/4/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Halse, S. E., Lum, H. C., Sims, V. K., Winkelbauer, C. A., & Harris, M. A. (2013). Does this robot make me look smart? How the addition of a robotic pet influences first impressions. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2013 (pp. 1293-1297). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society). https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931213571286