Robot social presence and gender: Do females view robots differently than males?

@article{Schermerhorn2008RobotSP,
  title={Robot social presence and gender: Do females view robots differently than males?},
  author={Paul W. Schermerhorn and matthias. scheutz and Charles R. Crowell},
  journal={2008 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)},
  year={2008},
  pages={263-270}
}
Social-psychological processes in humans will play an important role in long-term human-robot interactions. This study investigates people's perceptions of social presence in robots during (relatively) short interactions. Findings indicate that males tend to think of the robot as more human-like and accordingly show some evidence of “social facilitation” on an arithmetic task as well as more socially desirable responding on a survey administered by a robot. In contrast, females saw the robot as… Expand
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