Toward Social Mechanisms of Android Science
An ICCS/CogSci-2006 Long Symposium
26 July 2006 in Vancouver, Canada


Karl MacDorman
Hiroshi Ishiguro


Systems and simulations

1.15 - 1.45 pm
Research Issues in Android Science, Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University)

1.45 pm – 2.15 pm
Exploring Android Developmental Psychology in a Simulation World, Ben Goertzel (Virginia Tech), Ari Heljakka, Stephan Vladimir Bugaj,
Cassio Pennachin (Novamente LLC), and Moshe Looks (Washington University), 5-8

2.15 – 2.45 pm
An Interactive Virtual Reality Platform for Studying Embodied Social Interaction, Hui Zhang, Chen Yu, and Linda B. Smith (Indiana University), 1-4

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Human psychology

3 – 3.30 pm
Disappearance of Inversion Effect for Walking Animation with Robotic Appearance, Masahiro Hirai and Kazuo Hiraki (The University of Tokyo), 9-12

3.30 – 4 pm
Mentalizing to Non-human Agents by Children, Shoji Itakura (Kyoto University), Takayuki Kanda (ATR), and Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University and ATR), 13-16

The uncanny valley

4 – 4.30 pm
Exploring the Aesthetic Range for Humanoid Robots, David Hanson (The University of Texas at Dallas), 16-20

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4.45 – 5.15 pm
An Inventory of Reported Characteristics for Home Computers, Robots, and Human Beings: Applications for Android Science and the Uncanny Valley, Christopher H. Ramey (Florida Southern College), 21-25

5.15 – 5.45 pm
Subjective Ratings of Robot Video Clips for Human Likeness, Familiarity, and Eeriness: An Exploration of the Uncanny Valley, Karl F. MacDorman (Indiana University), 26-29

Panel discussion

5.45 – 6.15 pm