Exploring the Effects of Robot Gender on Child-Robot Interaction

Korlan Zhumabekova, Altynay Ismailova, Daniyar Kushkinbayev, Anara Sandygulova

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Abstract

Despite the increase of research and applications for child-robot interactions, little is known about childrens responses to a robots gender across age and gender groups. This paper presents an exploratory study intended to examine whether the perceived robots gender affects the interaction between a child and a robot. This paper details the preliminary results of an observational child-centered study with a gendered robot that was conducted in the hall of a residential facility with 24 children. Our findings suggest that children liked playing with the robot of the same gender as them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2018 - Companion of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages287-288
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2018
Event13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2018Mar 8 2018

Conference

Conference13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2018
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period3/5/183/8/18

Keywords

  • age
  • child-robot interaction
  • gender
  • social robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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