The emergence of social interaction between Dog and an Unidentified Moving Object (UMO)

Anna Gergely, Eszter Petró, J. Topál, A. Miklósi

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Abstract

With the help of robots important novel questions can be answered in animals' social behaviour. One of the several advantages of this method is that the morphology (embodiment) and behaviour of the robot can be decoupled and combined. In the present study we investigated dogs' social behaviour in a problem solving situation (in which the dog has no access to the food) with three different partners. The Mechanical UMO (Unidentified Moving Object) and the Mechanical Human differed only in their embodiment, but showed similar behaviour toward the dog. The Social UMO1was interactive, showed contingent responsiveness, goal-directed behaviour and moved along varied routes. Dogs' showed increased social behaviour toward the Social UMO compared to the Mechanical UMO which suggests that they recognise some social aspects of UMOs' behaviour. This is the first evidence that dogs are willing to interact socially with a non-living agent that resembles neither dog nor human.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAISB 2014 - 50th Annual Convention of the AISB
PublisherSociety for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event50th Annual Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour , AISB 2014 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Apr 1 2014Apr 4 2014

Other

Other50th Annual Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour , AISB 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period4/1/144/4/14

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Social Interaction
Moving Objects
Robots
Social aspects
Social Behavior
Embodiment
Animals
Robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Gergely, A., Petró, E., Topál, J., & Miklósi, A. (2014). The emergence of social interaction between Dog and an Unidentified Moving Object (UMO). In AISB 2014 - 50th Annual Convention of the AISB Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour.

The emergence of social interaction between Dog and an Unidentified Moving Object (UMO). / Gergely, Anna; Petró, Eszter; Topál, J.; Miklósi, A.

AISB 2014 - 50th Annual Convention of the AISB. Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, 2014.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gergely, A, Petró, E, Topál, J & Miklósi, A 2014, The emergence of social interaction between Dog and an Unidentified Moving Object (UMO). in AISB 2014 - 50th Annual Convention of the AISB. Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, 50th Annual Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour , AISB 2014, London, United Kingdom, 4/1/14.
Gergely A, Petró E, Topál J, Miklósi A. The emergence of social interaction between Dog and an Unidentified Moving Object (UMO). In AISB 2014 - 50th Annual Convention of the AISB. Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour. 2014
Gergely, Anna ; Petró, Eszter ; Topál, J. ; Miklósi, A. / The emergence of social interaction between Dog and an Unidentified Moving Object (UMO). AISB 2014 - 50th Annual Convention of the AISB. Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, 2014.
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