Gender Representation and Humanoid Robots Designed for Domestic Use

  title={Gender Representation and Humanoid Robots Designed for Domestic Use},
  author={J. Carpenter and J. Davis and Norah Erwin-Stewart and T. R. Lee and J. Bransford and N. Vye},
  journal={International Journal of Social Robotics},
  • J. Carpenter, J. Davis, +3 authors N. Vye
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • International Journal of Social Robotics
  • Humanoid robots’ appearance and behavior provide social cues about their purpose and abilities. However, little is known about how a robot’s gender representation will affect users in everyday home use scenarios. This paper presents the results of a study exploring people’s expectations of humanoid robots, or androids, designed for home use. Results of this study demonstrated participants’ willingness to attribute human roles and tasks to an android, although they did not indicate an overall… CONTINUE READING
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