Aleksandra Swiderska

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This article presents two studies conducted with an affective dialogue system in which text-based system–user communication was used to model, generate and present different affective and social interaction scenarios. We specifically investigated the influence of interaction context and roles assigned to the system and the participants, as well as the(More)
Recent research suggests that attributions of aliveness and mental capacities to faces are influenced by social group membership. In this article, we investigated group related biases in mind perception in participants from a Western and Eastern culture, employing faces of varying ethnic groups. In Experiment 1, Caucasian faces that ranged on a continuum(More)
This article contains original experimental data, figures and methods to the preparation of non-isocyanate poly(hydroxyurethanes) by an environmentally friendly method without the use of toxic phosgene and isocyanates from bis(2,3-dihydroxypropyl)ether dicarbonate and various diamines (Tryznowski et al., Submitted for publication) [1].(More)
Out-group members are commonly viewed as being less human than in-group members. They are denied certain human characteristics and in turn become associated with machines or automata. Specifically, out-groups are attributed less naturally and uniquely human traits, and they are also seen as being less able to experience complex emotions in comparison to the(More)
Masahiro Mori, who introduced the concept of the Uncanny Valley, recommended settling for moderate levels of human likeness in robotic design in order to avoid the eeriness upon encountering entities closely resembling humans [Mori 1970]. However, the strive for highly humanlike design continues, nowadays particularly in areas such as computer graphics and(More)
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