Feeling green: Empathy affects perceptions of usefulness and intention to use a robotic recycling bin

@article{Tan2016FeelingGE,
  title={Feeling green: Empathy affects perceptions of usefulness and intention to use a robotic recycling bin},
  author={Haodan Tan and Liping Sun and Selma Sabanovic},
  journal={2016 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)},
  year={2016},
  pages={1051-1056}
}
This paper investigates whether empathy towards an interactive trash bin, particularly empathy induced by the bin's anthropomorphic appearance and behavior, affects people's evaluations of the artifact and their intention to use it to recycle. We performed an online survey in which 344 participants viewed a video showing a person interacting with a recycling bin in one of three conditions: non-interactive/control, non-anthropomorphic interactive, and anthropomorphic interactive. We measured… CONTINUE READING

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