Sonya S. Kwak

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The objective of this study is to express the four types of personality of a robot based on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator by controlling the size, speed, and frequency of the gestures of a robot and to examine user’ impressions of the robot by controlling the gesture design factors. The independent variables were three gesture design factors (speed, velocity,(More)
This study describes preliminary research for designing a growing robot. To explore the interaction between a human and an object that changes physically through its growth, focus group interviews were conducted with participants who kept pets, plants, and a plant-like product. An appropriate target model for designing a growing robot, the value of raising(More)
This study is to examine the effect of robots’ language forms on people’s acceptance of robots. We applied a concept of social distance to measure people’s acceptance of robots. In an experiment, calling participants by name vs. not calling by name as well as the robot’s speech styles (familiar vs. honorific), were used to impose a verticality and(More)
In human-human interaction, gaze avoidance is usually interpreted as having intention to escape from an embarrassing situation. This study explores whether gaze avoidance by a robot can be delivered as an intention, and whether this intention can make a robot perceived as having sociability and intelligence. We executed a 2 (question type: normal vs.(More)
This study explores the effect of robot design approaches on the consumers' acceptance of robots. We executed a 2-level (robot design: human-oriented vs. product-oriented) between participants experiment (<i>N=52</i>). Participants categorized a human-oriented robot and a product-oriented robot differently, and a product-oriented robot was more effective(More)
The objective of this study is to examine the effect of intergroup relations on robots through comparison with other objects. In an experiment, participants watched eight stimuli drawn from four types of objects (people vs. robots vs. animals vs. products) according to two types of intergroup relations (in-group vs. out-group) and rated each stimuli in(More)