Altered Attitudes of People toward Robots: Investigation through the Negative Attitudes toward Robots Scale

Tatsuya Nomura, Tomohiro Suzuki, Takayuki Kanda, Kensuke Kato

It is important to measure what images, opinions, and attitudes people have developed toward robots and how they can be changed, from scientific and engineering perspectives. This paper reports results of social research on Japanese people's attitudes toward robots by using "The Negative Attitudes toward Robots Scale (NARS)." They revealed that attitudes toward robots differ depending on assumptions about robots such as their type and task, and there may be gender differences associated with them. Based on the results, the paper then discusses how people's attitudes toward robots can be altered.

Subjects: 17. Robotics; 6. Computer-Human Interaction

Submitted: May 10, 2006


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