University of Hertfordshire

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The Negative Attitudes Towards Robots Scale and reactions to robot behaviour in a live Human-Robot Interaction study

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdaptive and Emergent Behaviour and Complex Systems
Subtitle of host publicationProcs of the 23rd Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, AISB 2009
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2009


This paper describes the use of the Negative Attitudes Towards Robots Scale (NARS) to explain participants' evaluations of robot behaviour styles in a Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) study. Twenty-eight participants interacted with a robot in two experimental conditions in which the robot's behaviour was varied. Reliability analysis and a PCA was performed on the NARS items, creating three new subscales. Correlations between the subscales and other evaluations of the robot's behaviour found meaningful results, supporting the use of the NARS in English speaking samples.

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