@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/185,
	  title     = {Aesthetics and Robotics: Which Form to give to the Human-Like Robot?},
	  author    = {B. Tondu and  N. Bardou},
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	  abstract     = {The recent development of humanoid robots has led robot designers to imagine a great variety of anthropomorphic forms for human-like machine. Which form is the best ? We try to answer this question from a double meaning of the anthropomorphism : a positive anthropomorphism corresponing to the realization of an effective anthropomorphic form object and a negative one corresponding to our natural tendency in certain circumstances to give human attributes to non-human beings. We postulate that any humanoid robot is concerned by both these two anthropomorphism kinds. We propose to use gestalt theory and Heider-s balance theory in order to analyze how negative anthropomorphism can influence our perception of human-like robots. From our theoretical approach we conclude that an “even shape" as defined by gestalt theory is not a sufficient condition for a good integration of future humanoid robots into a human community. Aesthetic perception of the robot cannot be splitted from a social perception : a humanoid robot, any how the efforts made for improving its appearance, could be rejected if it is devoted to a task with too high affective implications.
},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences},
	  volume    = {3},
	  number    = {10},
	  year      = {2009},
	  pages     = {1936 - 1943},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/185},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/34},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 34, 2009},
	}