Monday 04 October 2010 19:04 Age: 3 yrs
Paper presentation at PerMIS'10
Munjal Desai, Kate Tsui, and Holly Yanco presented their paper "Using the Negative Attitude Toward Robots Scale for Telepresence Robots" (co-authored by Henriette Cramer and Nicander Kemper) on Thursday, September 30 at the 2010 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) workshop.
Nomura et al. designed and piloted the Negative Attitude toward Robots Scale (NARS) in 2003. NARS has been used by researchers to understand the attitudes of different people towards robots under different circumstances. To our knowledge, NARS has only been used with robots perceived to be autonomous. Our goal was to evaluate if NARS could be extended to robots that were known to have a human in the loop. Towards this end, we verified the validity of the scale with telepresence robots using an online video survey. We found differences across different cultures and gender much like other researcher in the past. Once the consistency of the scale was verified, we used NARS in our second study that involved the use of telepresence robots.