Humanoid Robots

Humanoid Robots are a fascinating topic, related to questions of humanness and meaning and to how fiction (science fiction in that case) affects how we perceive the world.

Appel, M., Izydorczyk, D., Weber, S., Mara, M., & Lischetzke, T. (2020). The uncanny of mind in a machine: Humanoid robots as tools, agents, and experiencers. Computers in Human Behavior, 102, 274-286. [pdf]

Stein, J.-P., Appel, M., Jost, A., & Ohler, P. (2020). Matter over mind? How the acceptance of digital entities depends on their appearance, mental prowess, and the interaction between both. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 142, 102463.

Appel, M., Marker, C., & Mara, M. (2019). Otakuism and the appeal of sex robots. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:569 [pdf]

Gnambs, T., & Appel, M. (2019). Are robots becoming unpopular? Changes in attitudes towards autonomous robotic systems in Europe. Computers in Human Behavior, 93, 53-61.

Lischetzke, T., Izydorczyk, D., Hüller, C., & Appel, M. (2017). The topography of the uncanny valley and individuals’ need for structure: A nonlinear mixed effects analysis. Journal of Research in Personality, 68, 96-113. [pdf]

Appel, M., Krause, S., Gleich, U., & Mara, M. (2016). Meaning through fiction: Science Fiction and innovative technologies. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 10, 472-480. [pdf]

Mara, M. & Appel, M. (2015). Science fiction reduces the eeriness of android robots: A field experiment. Computers in Human Behavior, 48, 156-162. [pdf]

Mara, M. & Appel, M. (2015). Effects of lateral head tilt on user perceptions of android robots. Computers in Human Behavior, 44, 326-334. [pdf]

Mara, M. & Appel, M. (2015). Roboter im Gruselgraben. Warum uns menschenähnliche Maschinen oft unheimlich sind. In-Mind.