Do children perceive robots as alive? Children's attributions of human characteristics

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Centuries ago, the existence of life was explained by the presence of a soul [1]. Known as animism, this term was re-defined in the 1970s by Piaget as young children's beliefs that inanimate objects are capable of actions and have lifelike qualities. With the development of robots in the 21st century, researchers have yet to examine whether animism is… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/1734454.1734511

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@article{Beran2010DoCP, title={Do children perceive robots as alive? Children's attributions of human characteristics}, author={Tanya N. Beran and Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano}, journal={2010 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)}, year={2010}, pages={137-138} }