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How Do People Respond To Being Touched By a Robot?

March 10th, 2011 03:35 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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An anonymous reader writes “You know it’s coming, and for the forever-alone crowd, not soon enough: robots that physically interact with humans. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found in a study that people generally had a positive response toward being touched by a benevolent robotic nurse, but that their perception of the robot’s intent made a significant difference. ‘Even though the robot touched people in the same way,’ said a team lead, ‘if people thought the robot was doing that to clean them, versus doing that to comfort them, it made a significant difference in … whether they found that contact favorable or not.’”

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