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This paper aims at finding the answer to the essential question: Can people perceive a robot's presence as having a social existence? We attempt to apply a sociological and psychological approach to understand the influence of robot beings, by observing human emotion and perception changes while subjects watched a funny video clip in the presence of a robot(More)
In this study, we explore how people respond to the gesture of a robot as well as how perception toward a robot changes when familiarity increases. To investigate these objectives, we conducted an experiment over three weeks: firstly, we compared two groups (gesture vs. no gesture) to access how the gesture affects people's acceptance of information; and(More)
This paper presents an examination of the possible competition and cooperation that may take place in human visual attention, between the bottom-up saliencies incurred by photometric signatures and the top-down saliencies incurred by the primary context of a scene. It is found that the strength of the primary context of a scene represents a dominant guiding(More)
The purpose of this study is to understand human’s visual information processing mechanisms. We emphasize the importance of “context” for attracting visual attention as an effect of top-down process. We created indices for saliency index by degree of saliency using Itti’s saliency model and for context index by object importance from pre-experimental survey(More)
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