Rebecca Stower

Rebecca Stower
Jacobs University · Psychology and Methods

Bachelor of Psychological Science

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Publications (24)
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The very first moments of co-presence, during which a robot appears to a participant for the first time, are often “off-the-record” in the data collected from human-robot experiments (video recordings, motion tracking, methodology sections, etc.). Yet, this “pre-beginning” phase, well documented in the case of human-human interactions, is not an in...
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Multi-modal behavior for social robots is crucial for the robot’s perceived social intelligence, ability to communicate nonverbally, and the extent to which the robot can be trusted. However, most of the research conducted so far has been with only one modality, thus there is still a lack of understanding of the effect of each modality when perform...
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From an experiment which replicated the interaction opening delays often observed in laboratory or "in-the-wild" HRI studies, where robots often require several seconds before springing to life after they are in co-presence with a human, we suggest that the very first moments of physical co-presence between a participant and a robot are not anecdot...
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Although research on children's trust in social robots is increasingly growing in popularity, a systematic understanding of the factors which influence children's trust in robots is lacking. In addition, meta-analyses in child-robot-interaction (cHRI) have yet to be popularly adopted as a method for synthesising results. We therefore conducted a me...
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The use of robots in educational settings is growing increasingly popular. Yet, many of the learning tasks involving social robots do not take full advantage of their physical embodiment. MobiAxis is a proposed learning task which uses the physical capabilities of a Pepper robot to teach the concepts of positive and negative multiplication along a...
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Mind perception in robots has been an understudied construct in human-robot interaction (HRI) compared to similar concepts such as anthropomorphism and the intentional stance. In a series of three experiments, we identify two factors that could potentially influence mind perception and moral concern in robots: how the robot is introduced (framing),...
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According to the dual mating strategy model, in short-term mating contexts women should forego paternal investment qualities in favor of mates with well-developed secondary sexual characteristics and dominant behavioral displays. We tested whether this model explains variation in women’s preferences for facial masculinity and beardedness in male fa...
Chapter
Artificial agents, be they virtual agents, or physically embodied devices, such as robots, often require interaction and communication with humans. In addition to the challenge of analyzing human interaction, communication researchers, psychologists, and others are now confronted with new paradigms. Human behavior is not only analyzed, but machines...
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Women’s preferences for men’s androgen dependent secondary sexual traits are proposed to be phenotypically plastic in response to exposure to pathogens and pathogen disgust. While previous studies report that masculinity in facial shape is more attractive to women who have recently been exposed to pathogenic cues and who are high in self-reported p...
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Cronbach’s alphas representing the inter-rater reliability for the 5 stimulus images within each stimulus category for ratings of attractiveness ratings. (DOCX)
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Repeated-measures ANOVA, with the beard (clean-shaven, full beard), masculinity (+50%, -50%) and time (pre, post) as within-subjects factors and pathogen treatment (ectoparasites, pathogens, mixed, and control) and relationship status (in a relationship, single) as between-subjects factors. (DOCX)
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This file contains the data reported in this manuscript. (SAV)
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Repeated-measures ANOVA testing the effect of beardedness (clean-shaven, full beard), masculinity (+50%, -50%) and pathogen treatment (ectoparasites, pathogens, mixed, and control) on the differential between women’s post-treatment and pre-treatment attractiveness ratings of male faces. (DOCX)
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Participants sexual orientation and ethnicity split by experimental treatment. (DOCX)
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The variance components (random effects) for the models predicting attractiveness ratings when only including pre-manipulation trials. (DOCX)
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The fixed effects coefficients (and standard errors) and associated 95% confidence intervals for the influence of moral disgust, sexual disgust, pathogen disgust, as well as sexual dimorphism and beardedness on attractiveness ratings only including pre-manipulation trials. (DOCX)
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The variance components (random effects) for the models predicting attractiveness ratings for Analysis 2. (DOCX)

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ANIMATAS (Advancing intuitive human-machine interaction with human-like social capabilities for education in schools) project aims to train a new generation of early-stage researchers (ESRs) in the emerging area of human-machine interaction for education and is structured around 15 Individual Research Projects. During four years, 15 selected ESR’s will work within 3 main research topics: 1) Exploration of the fundamental questions on the perception by people of the interconnections between robots or virtual characters’ appearances and behaviors. 2) Development of new social learning mechanisms that can deal with different types of human intervention and allow robots and virtual characters to learn in an unconstrained manner. 3) Development of new approaches for robots and virtual characters’ personalized adaptation to human users in unstructured and dynamically evolving social interactions.
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ANIMATAS is a MSCA – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project that aims to give researchers the necessary skills and international experience for a successful career either in the public or the private sector. The project is an Innovative Training Network (MSCA ITN) implemented by a partnership high profile universities, research institutions and industrial research partners that are located in 8 different countries.
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ANIMATAS will establish a leading European Training Network (ETN) devoted to the development of a new generation of creative and critical research leaders and innovators who have a skill-set tailored for the creation of social capabilities necessary for realising step changes in the development of intuitive human-machine interaction (HMI) in educational settings. See http://www.animatas.eu/ . ANIMATAS is a Marie Sklodowska Curie European Training Network funded by the European Commission in the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (2018-2021).