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Housewives or technophiles?

Ja-Young Sung, Rebecca E. Grinter, Henrik I. Christensen, Lan Guo
2008 Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Human robot interaction - HRI '08  
In this paper, we present the results of a survey of 379 iRobot's Roomba™ owners, that identified their demographic and usage trends.  ...  Despite the growing body of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) research focused on domestic robots, surprisingly little is known about the demographic profile of robot owners and their influence on usage patterns  ...  CONCLUSIONS In this paper, we presented findings from an online survey of 379 Roomba users.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1349822.1349840 dblp:conf/hri/SungGCG08 fatcat:bqab6qwul5enhadobnpmclrkh4

Evaluating public opinion towards robots: a mixed-method approach

Stefania Operto
2019 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
The study was carried out as part of a project arranged by the School of Robotics (Scuola di Robotica) in 2017/2018 and involved around 700 Italian citizens belonging to different social groups.  ...  presence of robots, on the other, they show fears about the spread of robotics in society.  ...  Acknowledgements: The author thanks the School of Robotics (Scuola di Robotica) for support during the research.  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2019-0023 fatcat:honyz6ua4zhetaxchu2a323lxm

Prosthetic Soul Mates: Sex Robots as Media for Companionship

Fiona Andreallo, Chris Chesher
2019 M/C Journal  
Public opinion appears to be divided according to some survey results with a split in the Graaf and Allouch study of 20.5% v 14.3%.  ...  The majority of authors reviewed here agreed that social isolation could result from the use of sex robots.  ...  sex robots on perceptions of gender and gendered stereotypes.  ... 
doi:10.5204/mcj.1588 fatcat:uluzbazvwvhntjukc67apx4bg4


Kim Elsbach, Ileana Stigliani
2018 Academy of Management Perspectives  
Based on this review, we develop a framework that suggests a number of implicit associations (i.e., unconscious linkages between phenomena, such as "women are nurturing") that relate new information technology  ...  In this paper, we perform a review of relatively recent empirical research that relates new information technology to biased thinking.  ...  In support of this model, a number of studies provide evidence that reliance on social trust in experts, such as scientists, will occur "when an individual lacks knowledge about an [information technology  ... 
doi:10.5465/amp.2017.0079 fatcat:xa4ixa7kizdzrdicvq2zggd3qm

Spoken Language Interaction with Virtual Agents and Robots (SLIVAR): Towards Effective and Ethical Interaction (Dagstuhl Seminar 20021)

Laurence Devillers, Tatsuya Kawahara, Roger K. Moore, Matthias Scheutz
2020 Dagstuhl Reports  
In this report, we present an overview of the seminar program and its outcomes, abstracts from stimulus talks given by prominent researchers, a summary of the 'Show and Tell' demonstrations held during  ...  Held in January 2020, the seminar brought together world experts on spoken language processing and human-robot interaction.  ...  One of the main questions in social robotics evaluation is what kind of impact the social robot's appearance has on the user, and if the robot must have a physical embodiment.  ... 
doi:10.4230/dagrep.10.1.1 dblp:journals/dagstuhl-reports/DevillersKMS20 fatcat:yjjvsdl3xzec5mldakylcfinbi

Year 2 Evaluation

Carina Girvan, Marianthi Grizioti, Julian M. Angel-Fernandez, Georg Jäggle, Nikoleta Yiannoutsou
2018 Zenodo  
The primary aim of this deliverable is to provide an evaluation of the activities implemented in the second year of the project, specifically the workshops and competitions.  ...  Deliverable 6.4 presents an evaluation of the first year of the ER4STEM project.  ...  Tutor linked the the ability of a variable to take multiple values with the way social media personalize the names of students, taking in that way whatever name value is needed for each one of them.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1473720 fatcat:zfoctpi5gjclnk7rzlh6n3firu

Keep it Short: A Comparison of Voice Assistants' Response Behavior

Gabriel Haas, Michael Rietzler, Matt Jones, Enrico Rukzio
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems  
To achieve widespread adoption, we argue that VAs should be customizable and adapt to users instead of always responding in full sentences.  ...  In a user study, 72 participants interacted with our VA by issuing eight requests.  ...  , and naturalness than a synthesized voice and the humanoid voice of a robot.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3491102.3517684 fatcat:3y6qhwvygjfytgaekjqveihjbq

Umjetna inteligencija kao segment strategije ili značenje (uloga) umjetne inteligencije u strategijskom planiranju

Nikola Anić, Petar Anić
2021 National security and the future  
Havens (The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (A/IS)) and Jack Stilgoe (Department of Science & Technology Studies, University College London).  ...  Robots may also affect societal perceptions of gender or body stereotypes, erode human connection and intimacy and lead to greater social isolation.  ...  Research shows that robots have the capacity to change how cooperative we are. In one experiment, small groups of people worked with a humanoid robot to lay railroad tracks in a virtual world.  ... 
doi:10.37458/nstf.21.3.4 fatcat:ppbbazo5qbcahhccwncus267ui

12. Preparing Future Professionals in and for a Global Context: A Case for Telecollaborative Educational Initiatives [chapter]

Elisabet Arn�-Maci�, Tatjana Schell
2020 Effective Teaching of Technical Communication: Theory, Practice, and Application  
Communicative practices in workplaces and the professions: Cultural perspectives on the regulation of discourse and organizations. Baywood.  ...  and support in the early stages of this project's conceptualization.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the participants of the Squirrel Hill Scholars Workshop, August 8-11, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA, especially Brian Larson, Ph.D. and Sue Provenzano, J.D., for their feedback  ... 
doi:10.37514/tpc-b.2020.1121.2.12 fatcat:nzgdhx5g6zedhiwnobazzikosu

State of AI Ethics Report (Volume 6, February 2022) [article]

Abhishek Gupta
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The two AI spotlights feature application pieces on "Constructing and Deconstructing Gender with AI-Generated Art" as well as "Will an Artificial Intellichef be Cooking Your Next Meal at a Michelin Star  ...  Particular emphasis is placed on an "Analysis of the AI Ecosystem", "Privacy", "Bias", "Social Media and Problematic Information", "AI Design and Governance", "Laws and Regulations", "Trends", and other  ...  On 26 November 2021, Ai-Da (the world's first ultra-realistic humanoid robot artist) gave a live demonstration of her poetry [1] .  ... 
arXiv:2202.07435v1 fatcat:wbalu3j3ynelfim7eqvxcpwu3q

Artificialities: From Artificial Intelligence to Artificial Culture

Tama Leaver, Jane Long
2006 Zenodo  
This thesis builds on these rich foundations in order to situate the artificial in similar terms, but from a nevertheless distinctly different viewpoint.  ...  The thesis structure is five chapters, each focusing on a specific formation of the artificial. The first examines the most [...]  ...  This speech takes place over images of masses of intelligent machines in humanoid form, working and marching in hardhats, drawing on the symbolic discourses of both socialism (the proletarian) and fascism  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5558285 fatcat:fgpfqhgkf5dz3lheh5bf6dwyoy

Gender, (Dis)Embodiment, and the Image of A.I. and Robot in Spike Jonze's Her and Alex Garland's Ex Machina

Ιωάννα Θεοφάνης Μαυρίδου
The present thesis aims at investigating the representation of artificial intelligence and of the robot as characters, as well as the impact of these (dis)embodied machines on the human society in two  ...  One cannot fail to notice that both Jonze's and Garland's films have a male character as the main representative of humankind and a feminized machine as a stand-in for womanhood.  ...  One of the primary social characteristics given to socially interactive AI systems and robots is gender.  ... 
doi:10.26262/ fatcat:g6oloi6ug5bqrhqizdqntfvnky

Virtual Avatars as Children Companions For a VR-based Educational Platform: How Should They Look Like?

Elsa Thiaville, Jean-Marie Normand, Joe Kenny, Anthony Ventresque
This paper studies the impact of the age, gender and general appearance (human- or robot-like) of virtual companions on 9-12 year old children.  ...  of the Same Age and of a Different Gender.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported with the financial support of the Science Foundation Ireland grant 13/RC/2094.  ... 
doi:10.2312/egve.20201263 fatcat:5ucwt6sb6vam5degwi454fx55m

III. Morality Here and There [chapter]

J. David Velleman
2015 Foundations for Moral Relativism: Second Expanded Edition  
In order to access detailed and updated information on the license, please visit Further details about CC BY-NC-ND licenses are available  ...  at All the external links were active on 27 October 2015 unless otherwise stated.  ...  I take as a model the construction of online agents in virtual worlds, where participants act with animated avatars as their online bodies.  ... 
doi:10.11647/obp.0086.01 fatcat:gcmihssye5bebgphjlojy6xpty

Ars Artium, Vol. 5, January 2017

Vijay Kumar Roy
2017 Zenodo  
Ars Artium is an international research journal of humanities and social sciences that aims at providing a forum for teachers and researchers for publishing quality research papers in the fields of English  ...  humanities & social sciences.  ...  hold a sacred thread on our shoulders In the ninth we hold an umbrella in our hands In the tenth we put gochina* mark on our foreheads In the eleventh we put on various flowers In the twelfth we hold  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1040960 fatcat:seqm6k4qgzcqbhufieeokmohie
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