Maryam Archie

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Tega is a new expressive “squash and stretch”, Androidbased social robot platform, designed to enable long-term interactions with children. I. A NEW SOCIAL ROBOT PLATFORM Tega is the newest social robot platform designed and built by a diverse team of engineers, software developers, and artists at the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab. This robot,(More)
The presentation or framing of a situation—such as how something or someone is introduced—can influence people’s subsequent behavior. In this paper, we describe a study in which we manipulated how a robot was introduced, framing it as either a social agent or as a machine-like being. We asked whether framing the robot in these ways would influence young(More)
Framing or priming a situation can subtly influence how a person reacts to or thinks about the situation. In this paper, we describe a recent study and some preliminary results in which the framing of a robot is manipulated such that it is presented as a social agent or as a machine-like entity. We ask whether framing the robot in these ways influences(More)
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