A Common Social Distance Scale for Robots and Humans

Jaime Banks, Autumn Edwards

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Abstract

From keeping robots as in-home helpers to banning their presence or functions, a person's willingness to engage in variably intimate interactions are signals of social distance: the degree of felt understanding of and intimacy with an individual or group that characterizes pre-social and social connections. To date, social distance has been examined through surrogate metrics not actually representing the construct (e.g., self-disclosure or physical proximity). To address this gap between operations and measurement, this project details a four-stage social distance scale development project, inclusive of systematic item pool-generation, candidate item ratings for laypersons thinking about social distance, testing of candidate items via scalogram and initial validity analyses, and final testing for cumulative structure and predictive validity. The final metric yields a 15-item (18, counting applications with a 'none' option), three-dimension scale for physical distance, relational distance, and conversational distance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728126227
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019
Event28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2019 - New Delhi, India
Duration: Oct 14 2019Oct 18 2019

Publication series

Name2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2019

Conference

Conference28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2019
CountryIndia
CityNew Delhi
Period10/14/1910/18/19

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