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A Cross-Country Comparison of Attitudes toward Humanoid Robots in Germany, the US, and India

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Title:A Cross-Country Comparison of Attitudes toward Humanoid Robots in Germany, the US, and India
Authors:Homburg, Nadine
Merkle, Moritz
Keywords:Global, International, and Cross-Cultural Issues in IS
Internet and the Digital Economy
Cultural Dimensions, Hofstede, HRI, Humanoid Robots, Robot Attributes
Date Issued:08 Jan 2019
Abstract:So far, researchers know very little about what people actually expect from humanoid robots during a human-robot interaction. Therefore, this study surveyed 610 non-experts from Germany (133), the US (174), and India (303) and asked them to rate the following attributes regarding humanoid robots: empathy, expertise, reliability, and trust. This paper develops hypotheses, connecting robot attributes to the four cultural dimensions suggested by Hofstede - individualism, masculinity versus femininity, power distance, and uncertainty avoidance. The results show, that India rates all the attributes the highest, and that Germany and the US rate all aspects rather similarly with the largest difference regarding reliability.
Pages/Duration:10 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/59915
ISBN:978-0-9981331-2-6
DOI:10.24251/HICSS.2019.575
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Appears in Collections: Global, International, and Cross-Cultural Issues in IS


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