The uncanny of mind in a machine: Humanoid robots as tools, agents, and experiencers


Appel, Markus ; Izydorczyk, David ; Weber, Silvana ; Mara, Martina ; Lischetzke, Tanja


DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2019.07.031
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Additional URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334766555...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2020
The title of a journal, publication series: Computers in Human Behavior
Volume: 102
Page range: 274-286
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier Science
ISSN: 0747-5632
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduiertenkolleg "Statistical Modeling in Psychology" (SMiP)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Keywords (English): Agency , Experience , Mind perception , Service robots , Uncanny valley
Abstract: The uncanny valley hypothesis suggests that a high (but not perfect) human-likeness of robots is associated with feelings of eeriness. We distinguished between experience and agency as psychological representations of human-likeness. In four online experiments, vignettes about a new generation of robots were presented. The results indicate that a robot's capacity to feel (experience) elicits stronger feelings of eeriness than a robot's capacity to plan ahead and to exert self-control (agency, Experiment 1A), which elicits more eeriness than a robot without mind (robot as tool, Experiments 1A and 1B). This effect was attenuated when the robot was introduced to operate in a nursing environment (Experiment 2). A robot's ascribed gender did not influence the difference between the eeriness of robots introduced as experiencers, agents, or tools (Experiment 3). Additional analyses yielded some evidence for a non-linear (quadratic) effect of participants' age on the robot mind effects.

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Appel, Markus ; Izydorczyk, David ORCID: 0000-0002-8792-0795 ; Weber, Silvana ; Mara, Martina ; Lischetzke, Tanja (2020) The uncanny of mind in a machine: Humanoid robots as tools, agents, and experiencers. Computers in Human Behavior Amsterdam [u.a.] 102 274-286 [Article]


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