Cohesiveness of Robots in Groups Affects the Perception of Social Rejection by Human Observers

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI ’22
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Pages1100-1104
ISBN (electronic)978-1-6654-0731-1
ISBN (print)978-1-6654-0732-8, 978-1-5386-8554-9
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
ISSN (Print)2167-2121
ISSN (electronic)2167-2148

Conference

Title17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2022)
LocationOnline
PlaceJapan
CitySapporo
Period7 - 10 March 2022

Abstract

As robots become increasingly part of human social systems, how humans are psychologically affected by machine behaviors in groups such as ostracism and prejudice, becomes criteria for design. Parameters of Robot group can have an effect on the dynamics of robot-robot-human interaction. The cohesiveness of robot groups, termed entitativity, affects humans' willingness to engage with the group and alters their perception of threat and cooperativity. To investigate how group composition affects how people perceive negative social intent from robots, we showed subjects videos of various ways humans are socially rejected by robots under high and low entitativity conditions. The results reveal that when robotic groups are less cohesive, the sense of rejection is greater, implying that humans experience increased anxiety over being rejected by more diverse sets of machines. Understanding the social consequences of robot group dynamics can assist us in avoiding unanticipated negative affects caused by machines.

Research Area(s)

  • entitativity, group membership, Social rejection, social robotics

Citation Format(s)

Cohesiveness of Robots in Groups Affects the Perception of Social Rejection by Human Observers. / Xu, Hongshen; LC, RAY.
HRI ’22: Proceedings of the 2022 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., 2022. p. 1100-1104 (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review