|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|350227||618433||2016||5 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• Social interactions can establish non-anthropomorphic robots as social entities.
• Participants report compassion for an aggressively treated robot.
• Perceived aggressiveness towards a robot is negatively correlated with mu-activity.
• Participant's compassion for a robot is negatively correlated with mu-activity.
• Results support the theory that mind is attributed to victimized inanimate entities.
The mirror-neuron-system (MNS) is involved in the perception of actions of humans and anthropomorphic robots. The current study investigates whether social interaction with a non-anthropomorphic robot is sufficient for a response of the MNS.Fifty-seven participants observed movements of a vacuum cleaning robot before and after it was handled by its owner. The robot was either humanized, being treated aggressively (n = 30), or it was treated as an object (n = 27). Electroencephalographic mu-activity is used as an index of MNS activity, because both are inversely correlated. Activity within the 8–13 Hz band was measured at central (mu-activity) and occipital (alpha-activity) electrodes. Further, the level of aggressiveness displayed by the robot's owner, and the participants' compassion were rated on visual analog scales.Mu-activity showed medium-sized correlations with rated aggressiveness and compassion: The more aggressive the action towards the robot was perceived (r = −.379, p = .004), and the more compassion was felt for the robot (r = −.339, p = .010), the less pronounced mu-activity was at electrode C3 in response to the robot's movement.Thus social interaction with a non-anthropomorphic robot might establish the robot as a social entity and is sufficient to activate the human MNS.
Journal: Computers in Human Behavior - Volume 57, April 2016, Pages 182–186