IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(9): 650-654 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.901

On Positive Effect to Human Impression by a Forgetful Robot

Mitsuharu Matsumoto
Abstract—In recent years, many robots for interacting humans have actively been studied. How to attract users is a key topic in human-robot interaction and entertainment field. Although robot designers often aim to design the robot to be free of imperfections, we also know an old proverb; The sillier the child is, the cuter he or she is. The aim of this study is to investigate the positive effect of sillier robots in human-robot interaction. To verify the positive effects, as an example, we design a forgetful robot, which sometimes forgets something as a relatively sillier robot, and investigate its effect on users' impression. For the experiments, two different types of robots were designed. One is a clever robot, which can remember users' name if users say their names once. The other is a forgetful robot, which sometimes forget user's name even if users say their names. Throughout the experiments, we obtained some positive effects to human impression by a forgetful robot although it could not remember users' name and asked them again.

Index Terms—Forgetful robots, Imperfect robot, Human-robot interaction, quality of life.

Mitsuharu Matsumoto is with the University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1, Chofugaoka, Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan (e-mail: mitsuharu.matsumoto@ ieee.org).

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Cite: Mitsuharu Matsumoto, "On Positive Effect to Human Impression by a Forgetful Robot," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 9, pp. 650-654, 2017.

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