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Humanoid robots

Abstract Submission Deadline : November 30, 2023

Manuscript Submission Deadline : December 25, 2023

Special Issue Description

Most of the research conducted on autistic patients using humanoid robots aimed at enhancing their social skills. Gaze is a crucial medium that enables social communication. It also affects acceptance, preference, and obedience among human beings; However, excessive gaze might impose a threat, superiority, and anger. To study the effect of task difficulty and gaze on users’ trust in robots fifty-two university students were selected for the experiment in which they had to engage in the “shell game” with the robot. The game was conducted in three different levels of difficulty. A mixed 3 × 3 design was employed to study the behavior of the subjects at Averted gaze, constant gaze, and situational gaze for the easy, medium, and hard difficulty level of the game. Here, the independent variable was the three levels of gaze and game difficulty level. Averted gaze in which the robot never looked at the participant, constant gaze during which the robot continuously looked at the participant, and situational gaze when the robot looked at the participant only when he/she gave a wrong answer. It was observed that with an increase in difficulty participants’ trust increased.

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