IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - What makes people empathize with an emotional robot?: The impact of agency and physical embodiment on human empathy for a robot

2013 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)

Author(s): Sonya S. Kwak ; Yunkyung Kim ; Eunho Kim ; Christine Shin ; Kwangsu Cho
Sponsor(s): IEEE Robot. Autom. Soc.
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 August 2013
Conference Location: Gyeongju, South Korea
Conference Date: 26 August 2013
Page(s): 180 - 185
ISBN (Electronic): 978-1-4799-0509-6
ISSN (Paper): 1944-9445
DOI: 10.1109/ROMAN.2013.6628441
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As empathy is important for the emotional interaction between a human and a robot, the design factors which induce human empathy toward robots need to be explored. Human empathy toward a robot can... View More

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