"Robovie, you'll have to go into the closet now": children's social and moral relationships with a humanoid robot.

@article{Kahn2012RobovieYH,
  title={"Robovie, you'll have to go into the closet now": children's social and moral relationships with a humanoid robot.},
  author={Peter H. Kahn and Takayuki Kanda and Hiroshi Ishiguro and Nathan G. Freier and Rachel L. Severson and Brian T. Gill and Jolina H. Ruckert and Solace Shen},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={303-14}
}
Children will increasingly come of age with personified robots and potentially form social and even moral relationships with them. What will such relationships look like? To address this question, 90 children (9-, 12-, and 15-year-olds) initially interacted with a humanoid robot, Robovie, in 15-min sessions. Each session ended when an experimenter interrupted Robovie's turn at a game and, against Robovie's stated objections, put Robovie into a closet. Each child was then engaged in a 50-min… CONTINUE READING
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