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  1. Tamás Faragó, Márta Gácsi, Beáta Korcsok & Ádám Miklósi (2014). Why is a Dog-Behaviour-Inspired Social Robot Not a Doggy-Robot? Interaction Studies 15 (2):224-232.
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  2. Tamás Faragó, Ádám Miklósi, Beáta Korcsok, Judit Száraz & Márta Gácsi (2014). Social Behaviours in Dog-Owner Interactions Can Serve as a Model for Designing Social Robots. Interaction Studies 15 (2):143-172.
    It is essential for social robots to fit in the human society. In order to facilitate this process we propose to use the family dog’s social behaviour shown towards humans as an inspiration. In this study we explored dogs’ low level social monitoring in dog-human interactions and extracted individually consistent and context dependent behaviours in simple everyday social scenarios. We found that proximity seeking and tail wagging were most individually distinctive in dogs, while activity, orientation towards the owner, and exploration (...)
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  3. Márta Gácsi, Sára Szakadát & Ádám Miklósi (2013). Assistance Dogs Provide a Useful Behavioural Model to Enrich Communicative Skills of Assistance Robots. Frontiers in Psychology 4:971.
    These studies are part of a project aiming to reveal relevant aspects of human-dog interactions, which could serve as a model to design successful human-robot interactions. Presently there are no successfully commercialised assistance robots, however, assistance dogs work efficiently as partners for persons with disabilities. In Study 1, we analysed the cooperation of 32 assistance dog-owner dyads performing a carrying task. We revealed typical behaviour sequences and also differences depending on the dyads’ experiences and on whether the owner was a (...)
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  4. Ádám Miklósi & József Topál (2013). What Does It Take to Become 'Best Friends'? Evolutionary Changes in Canine Social Competence. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 17 (6):287-294.
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  5. Anna Kis, Borbala Turcsan, Adam Miklosi & Marta Gacsi (2012). The Effect of the Owners Personality on the Behaviour of Owner-Dog Dyads. Interaction Studies 13 (3):373-385.
    We describe the relationships between dog owners' personality attributes (assessed via questionnaire), their behaviours and the dog's behaviours observed during brief dog-owner and dog-stranger interactions (N = 78). Interactions comprised the owner commanding the dog to sit, and the stranger showing a ball to the restrained dog and then hiding it. Owners scoring higher on neuroticism and openness used more commands (gestural and verbal) when asking the dog to sit, and the dogs of owners higher on neuroticism obeyed with a (...)
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  6. Ádám Miklósi & Márta Gácsi (2012). On the Utilization of Social Animals as a Model for Social Robotics. Frontiers in Psychology 3.
    Social robotics is becoming a driving field in building artificial agents. The possibility to construct agents that can engage in meaningful social interaction with humans presents new challenges for the engineers. In general social robotics has been inspired dominantly by human psychology and aimed for building human-like robots. Only a small subcategory of “companion robots” (also referred to as robotic pets) was build to mimic animals. In the opinion essay we argue that all social robots should be seen as companions (...)
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  7. Peter Pongracz, Veronika Benedek, Sybille Enz & Adam Miklosi (2012). The Owners Assessment of Everyday Dog Memory: A Questionnaire Study. Interaction Studies 13 (3):386-407.
    In a questionnaire study we surveyed the owners of 113 companion dogs. Owners had to mark on a four-grade scale how long their dog remembered particular memory items (persons, other animals, events, objects). Additionally we collected descriptive data on the demographical characteristics of the dog and the keeping conditions.A principal component analysis on the memory items resulted in five components. From these, two were connected to people (`Family' and `Intruders'), three other components contained individual items of memory of objects and (...)
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  8. Marta Gacsi & Adam Miklosi (2011). Introduction. Interaction Studies 11 (3):349-352.
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  9. Richard W. Byrne, Philip J. Barnard, Iain Davidson, Vincent M. Janik, William C. McGrew, Ádam Miklósi & Polly Wiessner (2004). Understanding Culture Across Species. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 8 (8):341-346.
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  10. Ádám Miklósi (1998). In the Search for the Functional Homology of Human Imitation: Take Play Seriously! Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (5):699-700.
    I will argue that we cannot understand imitation unless we know more about its function. By comparing the two examples presented by Byrne & Russon I show how the imitative behaviour of orangutans can be interpreted as a homologue of human imitation during play. In contrast, the lack of data leave the role of imitation in gorillas doubtful.
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