Robots' auditory cues are subject to anthropomorphism

Valerie K. Sims, Matthew G. Chin, Heather C. Lum, Linda Upham-Ellis, Tatjana Ballion, Nicholas C. Lagattuta

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Abstract

Research shows that human responses to robots are largely dependent on the robot's physical attributes. The present study investigates whether robots' auditory cues are interpreted differently depending on the degree to which they are anthropomorphic in nature. Participants viewed a robot that responded with human speech, synthesized "robotic speech," or sounds only. The most commands were given to the robot when its "voice" was synthetic. Humans are sensitive to auditory cues given by robots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1418-1421
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781615676231
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2009Oct 23 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/19/0910/23/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Sims, V. K., Chin, M. G., Lum, H. C., Upham-Ellis, L., Ballion, T., & Lagattuta, N. C. (2009). Robots' auditory cues are subject to anthropomorphism. In 53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009 (pp. 1418-1421). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 3). Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1518/107118109x12524444079352