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The Importance of Robot Personality in a Museum Context
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The Importance of Robot Personality in a Museum Context
Gu, Ji-Hyang; Shin, Dong-Hee;
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This study investigates human-robot interactions in a museum environment. Unlike robots in movies, robots in real life do not have `personality,` but instead have a specific purpose and function. This research is primarily about the assignment of specific and appropriate personalities to robots in different contexts. Methods by which a definite personality can be imparted on a robot are discussed in this research. Previous research has addressed attempts to assign a robot personality based on the task context. However, the discussion of robot personality is incomplete. Therefore, we assumed that a robot`s character was dependent on the characteristics of its location of use. We planned a comparison of various robot personalities, i.e., introverted or extroverted paired with either a traditional museum or a process-oriented experiential experience. Based on Schmitt`s (1999) strategic experiential modules, experiential factors were derived for each set of conditions. To achieve the objectives of the research, theoretical and empirical research were conducted simultaneously. The software JMP 9 was used to verify the research model and hypotheses.
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