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First Advisor

Chad Edwards

Second Advisor

Autumn Edwards


In a human-run society, robot presence has increased in daily interaction. With the advent of human-robot interaction (HRI), many questions surrounding human perception and comfort level in the presence of robots remain unanswered. To this end, this study aims to find the extent to which participants yield in negotiation with a robot of small dimensions versus a robot of large dimensions. More specifically, participants will be given a desert survival scenario in which they must rank the usefulness of salvaged items, then compare their list with that of the robot before agreeing upon a final ranking. Results indicate there was minimal difference between varying dimensions, according to participants’ responses, but insufficient data do not allow for a concrete conclusion to be drawn.

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Honors Thesis-Restricted