Perception of an Android Robot in Japan and Australia: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

  • Kerstin Sophie Haring
  • David Silvera-Tawil
  • Yoshio Matsumoto
  • Mari Velonaki
  • Katsumi Watanabe
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8755)


This paper reports the results from two experiments, conducted in Japan and Australia, to examine people’s perception and trust towards an android robot. Experimental results show that, in contrast to popular belief, Australian participants perceived the robot more positive than Japanese participants. This is the first study directly comparing human perception of a physically present android robot in two different countries.


Android robot cross-cultural human-robot interaction robot perception trust 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kerstin Sophie Haring
    • 1
  • David Silvera-Tawil
    • 2
  • Yoshio Matsumoto
    • 3
  • Mari Velonaki
    • 2
  • Katsumi Watanabe
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Advanced Science and TechnologyThe University of TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Creative Robotics LabThe University of New South WalesAustralia
  3. 3.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyJapan

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