Trait attribution explains human-robot interactions

Yochanan E. Bigman, Nicholas Surdel, Melissa J. Ferguson

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Clark and Fischer (C&F) claim that trait attribution has major limitations in explaining human-robot interactions. We argue that the trait attribution approach can explain the three issues posited by C&F. We also argue that the trait attribution approach is parsimonious, as it assumes that the same mechanisms of social cognition apply to human-robot interaction.

Original languageAmerican English
Article numbere23
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - 5 Apr 2023

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