Do We Really Like Robots that Match our Personality? The Case of Big-Five Traits, Godspeed Scores and Robotic Gestures

Craenen, B., Deshmukh, A. , Foster, M. E. and Vinciarelli, A. (2018) Do We Really Like Robots that Match our Personality? The Case of Big-Five Traits, Godspeed Scores and Robotic Gestures. In: 27th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2018), Nanjing, China, 27-31 Aug 2018, (In Press)

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Abstract

This work investigates the role of the attraction paradigm — the tendency to associate similarity and attraction in interpersonal relations — in Human-Robot Interaction. The experiment presented here involved 30 human observers who watched and rated 45 robotic gestures in terms of BigFive personality traits and Godspeed scores. The results show that, for 24 of the 30 observers, there was a statistically significant correlation between the Godspeed scores and the perceived similarity between the robot’s personality and their own. However, the association was positive for 15 subjects — meaning that for these there is a similarity-attraction effect — and negative for the other 9 — meaning that for these there is a complementarity-attraction effect. Furthermore, the strength of the effect depends on the particular trait under examination.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:In Press
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Deshmukh, Dr Amol and Foster, Dr Mary Ellen and Craenen, Dr Bart and Vinciarelli, Professor Alessandro
Authors: Craenen, B., Deshmukh, A., Foster, M. E., and Vinciarelli, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
701651MUMMERMary Ellen FosterEuropean Commission (EC)688147SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCE