A Plainly Designed Robot for the Experiments Regarding the Psychological Boundaries of Robots
Chyon Hae Kim*, Yumiko Yamazaki**, Shunsuke Nagahama**,
and Shigeki Sugano**
*Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd., Japan
**Waseda University, Japan
We have developed a simply designed robot for the purpose of the psychological research confirming human recognition of the boundaries of robot agents. The physical boundary and the agent’s boundary of a robot are considered to have different shapes in human recognition. Results of the experiment indicated that we controlled the agent’s boundary successfully.
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