Media Technology MSc

Trust Me if You Can: Effects of Anthropomorphism in Social Robots on Self-disclosure of Users


The field of affective computing is developing emotionally-aware agents with the assumption that in order for autonomous robots to truly enter the human social environment they need to adapt to human communication norms. This study explores the effect that humanoid and abstract design in a social robot has on the sense of trust and perception of anthropomorphism in users in dyadic interaction.


Maral Gurbanzade, Edwin van der Heide, and Joost Broekens, Trust Me if You Can: Exploratory Study on the Effects of Anthropomorphism in Embodied Social Robots on Self-disclosure of Users in Dyadic Communication. In: Proceedings of the 6th ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage, 2019.