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The uncanny advantage of using androids in cognitive and social science research
The development of robots that closely resemble human beings can contribute to cognitive research. An android provides an experimental apparatus that has the potential to be controlled more preciselyExpand
Interactive Robots as Social Partners and Peer Tutors for Children: A Field Trial
The proposition that robots could form relationships with children and that children might learn from robots as they learn from other children is examined, and results suggest that interactive robots should be designed to have something in common with their users, providing a social as well as technical challenge. Expand
Footing in human-robot conversations: How robots might shape participant roles using gaze cues
A set of gaze behaviors for Robovie to signal three kinds of participant roles: addressee, bystander, and overhearer were designed and Behavioral measures showed that subjects' participation behavior conformed to the roles that the robot communicated to them. Expand
Image-based memory for robot navigation using properties of omnidirectional images
A new technique for vision-based robot navigation that can calculate the robot position with variable accuracy (‘hierarchical localisation’) saving computational time when the robot does not need a precise localisation (e.g. when it is travelling through a clear space). Expand
The thing that should not be: predictive coding and the uncanny valley in perceiving human and humanoid robot actions
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) repetition suppression, we explored the selectivity of the human action perception system (APS), which consists of temporal, parietal and frontalExpand
My robotic doppelgänger - a critical look at the Uncanny Valley
This study empirically tested two predictions of the hypothesis: a) highly realistic robots are liked less than real humans and b) the highly realistic robot's movement decreases its likeability and the results do not support these hypotheses and expose a considerable weakness in the Uncanny Valley hypothesis. Expand
Cognitive Developmental Robotics: A Survey
Cognitive developmental robotics aims to provide new understanding of how human's higher cognitive functions develop by means of a synthetic approach that developmentally constructs cognitive functions through interactions with the environment, including other agents. Expand
Omni-Directional Stereo
From two panoramic views at the two planned locations, a modified binocular stereo method yields a more precise, but with direction-dependent uncertainties, local map, which is integrated into a more reliable global representation of the world with the adjacent local maps. Expand
Is The Uncanny Valley An Uncanny Cliff?
The existence of an uncanny cliff model as an alternative to the uncanny valley model is suggested and the results, including the suggested model, may be different for the perception of movies of moving robots or the perceptions of standing right in front of a moving robot. Expand
How to approach humans?-strategies for social robots to initiate interaction
A model of approach behavior with which a robot can initiate conversation with people who are walking that significantly improves the robot's performance in initiating conversations. Expand