This page serves as the attachment to the manuscript “Exploring Consequential Robot Sound: Should We Make Robots Quiet and Kawaii-et?” submitted to the 2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).
All survey videos and associated questions are available below.
What kind of listening device are you using?
- Over-ear or on-ear headphones
- Earbuds or in-ear headphones
- External speakers
- Laptop speakers
- Phone speakers
- Other: ________________________________________________
Introductory Example Stimulus
For each of the following words, please indicate how much you do or do not associate the word with the robot you watched in the video:
|Definitely not associated||Not associated||Somewhat not associated||Somewhat associated||Associated||Definitely associated|
After each stimulus video, participants would answer the above post-stimulus questionnaire.
Study 1: Loudness, Pick and Place Motion
Study 2: Loudness, Screwdriving Motion
Study 3: Pitch, Screwdriving Motion
Study 4: Pitch, Pick and Place Motion
What part(s) of the robot videos stood out to you most or most strongly influenced your responses throughout the survey? Please describe your thoughts in at least a few sentences (200 characters minimum).
Which robot video had more loud, high pitch, or complex sounds than the other robot?
- Robot A
- The robots had the same sounds
- Robot B
Negative Attitudes towards Robots Scale (NARS)
Please read the following statements on robots and indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement:
|Strongly Disagree||Disagree||Somewhat Disagree||Neither Agree nor Disagree||Somewhat Agree||Agree||Strongly Agree|
|I would feel uneasy if robots really had emotions.|
|Something bad might happen if robots developed into living beings.|
|I would feel relaxed talking with robots.|
|I would feel uneasy if I was given a job where I had to use robots.|
|If robots had emotions I would be able to make friends with them.|
|I feel comforted being with robots that have emotions.|
|The word “robot” means nothing to me.|
|I would feel nervous using a robot in front of other people.|
|I would hate the idea that robots or artificial intelligences were making judgements about things.|
|I would feel very nervous just standing in front of a robot.|
|I feel that if I depend on robots too much, something bad might happen.|
|I would feel paranoid talking with a robot.|
|I am concerned that robots would be a bad influence on children.|
|I feel that in the future, society will be dominated by robots.|