21 July 2022, 16.00 – 17.30

SCIoI Guest Lecture: Linda Onnasch (HU Berlin)

“Effects of Anthropomorphism on Trust and Behavior in Work-related HRI”

Cluster Science of Intelligence at TU and HU Berlin

All talks take place in-person at SCIoI: TU Berlin, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin (nr Ernst-Reuter-Platz), Room 2.057.

Anthropomorphic robot features are intended to trigger the activation of social scripts from human-human interaction, thereby offering an intuitive approach to interact with robots. Whereas this seems to be a valid design option for the social domain leading to an increased acceptance of robots, trust and willingness to interact, other domains of human-robot interaction (HRI) do not provide such a clear picture. In my talk I will address the impact of anthropomorphic robot design on trust and behavior in work-related settings and show the drawbacks of anthropomorphism when not considering the context of HRI and the task relevance of anthropomorphism.

Linda Onnasch's webpage at HU Berlin: www.psychologie.hu-berlin.de/de/1694051/1690563