2014 Volume 13 Issue 3 Pages 149-157
This study examines the assumptions, perceptions, and attitudes towards contemporary robots in different cultures. As culture affects the way technology is perceived, it is essential to explore the psychological reactions through different cultures towards different designs of robots. Only a few studies have examined attitudes towards robots or dealt with the assumptions in a specific culture. The present study determines the influence of crucial factors like culture, prior exposure to robots through the media, and personal experiences of the emotions towards robots and examines the cultural differences between Europe and Japan.