Close But Not Stuck : Understanding Social Distance in Human-Robot Interaction Through a Computer Mediation Approach

@inproceedings{Halpern2013CloseBN,
  title={Close But Not Stuck : Understanding Social Distance in Human-Robot Interaction Through a Computer Mediation Approach},
  author={Daniel Halpern},
  year={2013}
}
We draw on the social information processing (SIP) model to argue that users’ earlier experiences with online social environments tend to attribute human-like characteristics to robots. Specifically, when users engage in socially-charged electronic environments to interact and communicate electronically with others, they find ways to overcome the relative lack of cues to adapt to the medium; this includes in terms of reacting to emotional relationships (Walther, 1997). We hypothesize that… CONTINUE READING

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