This work presents preliminary findings from a pilot study researching the complementary and similarity effect of personality of robots on children (N=22). We aim to advance research on robot personality by using a pairwise robot comparison study, a novel method in HRI. Our findings show that the attributed gender and the voice of the robots were the main reasons given for a preference. Based on the preliminary data we hypothesize that boys have a preference for the robot with the same gender as themselves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2019 in Daegu, Korea (HRI 2019)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538685556
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148

    Research areas

  • Pairwise robot comparison, children, personality, social robots

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