When humanoid robots become human-like interaction partners: corepresentation of robotic actions

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When humanoid robots become human-like interaction partners : corepresentation of robotic actions. / Stenzel, Anna; Chinellato, Eris; Bou, Maria A Tirado; del Pobil, Ángel P; Lappe, Markus; Liepelt, Roman.

in: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Jahrgang 38, Nr. 5, 2012, S. 1073-7.

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title = "When humanoid robots become human-like interaction partners: corepresentation of robotic actions",
abstract = "In human-human interactions, corepresenting a partner's actions is crucial to successfully adjust and coordinate actions with others. Current research suggests that action corepresentation is restricted to interactions between human agents facilitating social interaction with conspecifics. In this study, we investigated whether action corepresentation, as measured by the social Simon effect (SSE), is present when we share a task with a real humanoid robot. Further, we tested whether the believed humanness of the robot's functional principle modulates the extent to which robotic actions are corepresented. We described the robot to participants either as functioning in a biologically inspired human-like way or in a purely deterministic machine-like manner. The SSE was present in the human-like but not in the machine-like robot condition. These findings suggest that humans corepresent the actions of nonbiological robotic agents when they start to attribute human-like cognitive processes to the robot. Our findings provide novel evidence for top-down modulation effects on action corepresentation in human-robot interaction situations.",
keywords = "Adult, Cognition, Female, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Male, Neuropsychological Tests, Random Allocation, Robotics, Social Perception, Young Adult, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't",
author = "Anna Stenzel and Eris Chinellato and Bou, {Maria A Tirado} and {del Pobil}, {{\'A}ngel P} and Markus Lappe and Roman Liepelt",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1037/a0029493",
language = "English",
volume = "38",
pages = "1073--7",
journal = "Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance",
issn = "0096-1523",
publisher = "American Psychological Association Inc.",
number = "5",

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AU - Stenzel, Anna

AU - Chinellato, Eris

AU - Bou, Maria A Tirado

AU - del Pobil, Ángel P

AU - Lappe, Markus

AU - Liepelt, Roman

PY - 2012

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N2 - In human-human interactions, corepresenting a partner's actions is crucial to successfully adjust and coordinate actions with others. Current research suggests that action corepresentation is restricted to interactions between human agents facilitating social interaction with conspecifics. In this study, we investigated whether action corepresentation, as measured by the social Simon effect (SSE), is present when we share a task with a real humanoid robot. Further, we tested whether the believed humanness of the robot's functional principle modulates the extent to which robotic actions are corepresented. We described the robot to participants either as functioning in a biologically inspired human-like way or in a purely deterministic machine-like manner. The SSE was present in the human-like but not in the machine-like robot condition. These findings suggest that humans corepresent the actions of nonbiological robotic agents when they start to attribute human-like cognitive processes to the robot. Our findings provide novel evidence for top-down modulation effects on action corepresentation in human-robot interaction situations.

AB - In human-human interactions, corepresenting a partner's actions is crucial to successfully adjust and coordinate actions with others. Current research suggests that action corepresentation is restricted to interactions between human agents facilitating social interaction with conspecifics. In this study, we investigated whether action corepresentation, as measured by the social Simon effect (SSE), is present when we share a task with a real humanoid robot. Further, we tested whether the believed humanness of the robot's functional principle modulates the extent to which robotic actions are corepresented. We described the robot to participants either as functioning in a biologically inspired human-like way or in a purely deterministic machine-like manner. The SSE was present in the human-like but not in the machine-like robot condition. These findings suggest that humans corepresent the actions of nonbiological robotic agents when they start to attribute human-like cognitive processes to the robot. Our findings provide novel evidence for top-down modulation effects on action corepresentation in human-robot interaction situations.

KW - Adult

KW - Cognition

KW - Female

KW - Humans

KW - Interpersonal Relations

KW - Male

KW - Neuropsychological Tests

KW - Random Allocation

KW - Robotics

KW - Social Perception

KW - Young Adult

KW - Journal Article

KW - Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

U2 - 10.1037/a0029493

DO - 10.1037/a0029493

M3 - Journal articles

C2 - 22866762

VL - 38

SP - 1073

EP - 1077

JO - Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

JF - Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

SN - 0096-1523

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