Relating conversational expressiveness to social presence and acceptance of an assistive social robot

@article{Heerink2009RelatingCE,
  title={Relating conversational expressiveness to social presence and acceptance of an assistive social robot},
  author={Marcel Heerink and Ben J. A. Kr{\"o}se and Vanessa Evers and Bob J. Wielinga},
  journal={Virtual Reality},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={77-84}
}
Exploring the relationship between social presence, conversational expressiveness, and robot acceptance, we set up an experiment with a robot in an eldercare institution, comparing a more and less social condition. Participants showed more expressiveness with a more social agent and a higher score on expressiveness correlated with higher scores on social presence. Furthermore, scores on social presence correlated with the scores on the intention to use the system in the near future. However, we… CONTINUE READING

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