Abstract

Research in robotics has made available numerous possibilities and tools for further innovation in psychological practice. For instance, recent research provided many examples of possible applications of robots in the education and rehabilitation of people with learning difficulties and/or intellectual disabilities. In this paper, we present a study on how cultural backgrounds can influence the perception and intention to use a robot as an instrument in the future practice. The study involved 37 Italian students and 37 UK students, as future professionals in the field of psychology, which experienced the actual capabilities of a humanoid robot through a live demo.


Type

Conference Paper

Publisher

IEEE

DOI
10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333601

Creators

Conti, Daniela (Author)
Cattani, Allegra (Author)
Di Nuovo, Santo (Author)
Di Nuovo, Alessandro (Author)

Date

8/2015

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