Do a robot’s social skills and its objection discourage interactants from switching the robot off?

@inproceedings{Horstmann2018DoAR,
  title={Do a robot’s social skills and its objection discourage interactants from switching the robot off?},
  author={Aike C Horstmann and Nikolai Bock and Eva Linhuber and Jessica M. Szczuka and Carolin Stra{\ss}mann and Nicole C. Kr{\"a}mer},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2018}
}
Building on the notion that people respond to media as if they were real, switching off a robot which exhibits lifelike behavior implies an interesting situation. In an experimental lab study with a 2x2 between-subjects-design (N = 85), people were given the choice to switch off a robot with which they had just interacted. The style of the interaction was either social (mimicking human behavior) or functional (displaying machinelike behavior). Additionally, the robot either voiced an objection… CONTINUE READING
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