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C4CSD invites researchers to use our validated survey scale to assess children's attitudes towards robots. The complete survey takes approximately five minutes to administer and was designed to be developmentally appropriate for 8-11 year olds.  If you have any questions or are interested in translating the Children's Openness to Interacting with a Robot Scale (COIRS) into another language, please feel free to Contact us.

The COIRS and supporting documents are currently available in English and Russian.  To the best of our knowledge, the COIRS is the only validated scale specifically designed for children.  It is currently being used in a U.S. National Institute of Health Study and has been previously featured in Russian and U.S. studies.  We are dedicated to openly sharing this research instrument with human-robot interaction researchers (with an emphasis on children), learning facilitators, policy-makers, anthropologists, psychologists and scholars, in general.  For more information on our process, motivation and related work, please see our validation study paper linked below.

These materials are freely distributed for academic and not-for-profit research.  For commercial use, please reach out to us through our Contact page for pricing information.

COIRS English

COIRS Russian (translated by Prof. Nadezhda Zilberman, Tomsk State University, Russia)

COIRS Data Template

COIRS Scoring Guide

COIRS validation study:

Robert, D., & van den Bergh, V. (2014, August). Children's Openness to Interacting with a Robot Scale (COIRS). In Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2014 RO-MAN: The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on (pp. 930-935). IEEE.