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Body Ownership Transfer to Teleoperated Android Robot

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Teleoperators of android robots occasionally feel as if the robotic bodies are extensions of their own. When others touch the teleoperated android, even without tactile feedback, some operators feel as if they themselves have been touched. In the past, a similar phenomenon named “Rubber Hand Illusion” has been studied for its reflection of a three-way interaction among vision, touch and proprioception.

In this study, we examined whether a similar interaction occurs when replacing a tactile sensation with android robot teleoperation; that is, whether the interaction among vision, motion and proprioception occurs. The result showed that when the operator and the android motions are synchronized, operators feel as if their sense of body ownership is transferred to the android robot.


  • Visual Feedback
  • Skin Conductance
  • Humanoid Robot
  • Delay Condition
  • Skin Conductance Response

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This work was supported by KAKENHI (20220002).

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Nishio, S., Watanabe, T., Ogawa, K., Ishiguro, H. (2012). Body Ownership Transfer to Teleoperated Android Robot. In: Ge, S.S., Khatib, O., Cabibihan, JJ., Simmons, R., Williams, MA. (eds) Social Robotics. ICSR 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 7621. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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