Facial recognition patterns of children and adults looking at robotic faces

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Original languageEnglish
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


The present study investigates whether adults and children exhibit different eye-fixation patterns when they look at human faces, machinelike robotic faces, and humanlike robotic faces. The results from two betweensubject experiments showed that children and adults did have different facial recognition patterns; children tended to fixate more on the mouth of both machinelike and humanlike robotic faces than they do on human faces, while adults focused more on the eyes. The implications of notable findings and the limitations of the experiment are discussed. © 2012 Park et al.

Research Area(s)

  • Eye-fixation, Eye-tracking, Facial recognition, Robotic face