Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on (2011)
Aug. 22, 2011 to Aug. 27, 2011
The research aimed at investigating how self-disclosure of robots affects humans' anxiety and behaviors toward the robots. A psychological experiment (N = 39), comparing between the conditions of no-self-disclosure, positive self-disclosure, and negative self-disclosure from a small-sized humanoid robot, found that the subjects' anxiety toward communication capacity of robots was stable before/after positive self-disclosure from the robot although this anxiety increased under the other conditions. On the other hand, self-disclosure from the subjects was independent to the conditions of the robot's self-disclosure, and the subjects originally having hither anxiety toward discourse with robots before the interaction performed negative self-disclosure toward the robot.
Human-robot interaction, Anxiety toward robots, Self-disclosure
T. Nomura and K. Kawakami, "Relationships between Robot's Self-Disclosures and Human's Anxiety toward Robots," 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies(WI-IAT), Lyon, 2011, pp. 66-69.