Anthropomorphism: Opportunities and Challenges in Human-Robot Interaction

  title={Anthropomorphism: Opportunities and Challenges in Human-Robot Interaction},
  author={Jakub Zlotowski and Diane Proudfoot and Kumar Yogeeswaran and Christoph Bartneck},
  journal={I. J. Social Robotics},
Anthropomorphism is a phenomenon that describes the human tendency to see human-like shapes in the environment. It has considerable consequences for people’s choices and beliefs. With the increased presence of robots, it is important to investigate the optimal design for this technology. In this paper we discuss the potential benefits and challenges of building anthropomorphic robots, from both a philosophical perspective and from the viewpoint of empirical research in the fields of human–robot… CONTINUE READING
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