Toward Psychological Benchmarks of Human-Robot Interaction
Special Session I and II

The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
6-8 September 2006
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom


Peter H. Kahn
Karl F. MacDorman


What Is a Human? Toward Psychological Benchmarks in the Field of Human-Robot Interaction Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Peter Kahn* (University of Washington), Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University), Batya Friedman (University of Washington), and Takayuki Kanda (ATR)

Measurement of Anxiety Toward Robots, Tatsuya Nomura* (Ryukoku University), Tomohiro Suzuki (Toyo University), Takayuki Kanda (ATR), and Kensuke Kato (Osaka University)

Long-term relationships as a benchmark for robot personhood, Karl F. MacDorman (Indiana University) and Stephen J. Cowley (University of Hertfordshire)

Robots as social mediators: coding for engineers, Shogo Nabe (University of Tokyo), Stephen J. Cowley (University of Hertfordshire), Takayuki Kanda (ATR), Kazuo Hiraki (University of Tokyo), Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University), and Norihiro Hagita (ATR)

Could next generation androids get emotionally close? ‘Relational closeness’ from human dyadic interactions, Billy Lee, Gary D. Hope, and Nathan J. Witts (University of Edinburgh)

The relevance of intent to human-android strategic interaction and artificial consciousness , Michelle Cowley (University of Southampton)

Conscience as a design benchmark for social robots, Christopher H. Ramey (Florida Southern College)