Evaluating social & ubiquitous human-robot interaction

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Title: Evaluating social & ubiquitous human-robot interaction
Authors: Dragone, Mauro
Holz, Thomas
Sassu, Antonella
O'Hare, G. M. P. (Greg M. P.)
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2798
Date: 25-Nov-2010
Abstract: While many robotic initiatives now share the thesis that robots are a compelling instance of those artefacts which comprise and deliver smart and ubiquitous environments, reconciling the social interface aspect with pervasiveness and ubiquity still remains a largely unexplored area of research. We argue that specific studies must be carried out to explore possible inconsistencies between the keystones of social human-robot interaction and the new features exhibited by ubiquitous robots. To this end, we conducted a pilot study to explore how the ubiquity of a robot’s sensing capabilities affects the unconscious human perception of the robot as a social partner. Specifically, the experiment investigates whether people prefer a robot exhibiting ubiquitous sensor access or a more traditional robot whose capabilities are confined to its on-board sensors. We report qualitative results from the experiment and how results from the pilot study affect the design of the full-scale experiment.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: KROS - Korea Robotics Society
Copyright (published version): 2010 URAI
Keywords: Human-robot interaction;Social robotics;Ubiquitous robotics
Subject LCSH: Human-computer interaction
Robotics--Human factors
Ubiquitous computing
Intelligent agents (Computer software)
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Presented at the 7th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI 2010), Busan, Korea, 24th-27th November, 2010
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