Doing the Right Thing Wrong' - Personality and Tolerance to Uncomfortable Robot Approaches

TitleDoing the Right Thing Wrong' - Personality and Tolerance to Uncomfortable Robot Approaches
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSyrdal DS, Dautenhahn K, Woods SN, Walters ML, Koay KL
Conference NameProceedings of The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN06)
Date PublishedSept
AbstractThe study presented in this paper explored the relationships between subject personality and preferences in the direction from which a robot approached the human participants (N=42) in order to deliver an object in a naturalistic ‘living room’ setting. Personality was assessed using the Big Five Domain Scale. No consistent significant relationships were found between personality traits and preferred approach directions; however, a consistent nonsignificant trend was found in which high scores on the personality trait extraversion was associated with a higher degree of tolerance to the approach directions rated overall as most uncomfortable. The implications of the results are discussed both from a theoretical and methodological viewpoint. Index Terms – Human robot interaction, live trials, social robotics, personality, extraversion
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