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Evaluating extrovert and introvert behaviour of a domestic robot – a video study
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2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN, 2008, 488-493 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
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Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) research is here presented into social robots that have to be able to interact with inexperienced users. In the design of these robots many research findings of human-human interaction and human-computer interaction are adopted but the direct applicability of these theories is limited because a robot is different from both humans and computers. Therefore, new methods have to be developed in HRI in order to build robots that are suitable for inexperienced users. In this paper we present a video study we conducted employing our robot BIRON (BIelefeld RObot companioN) which is designed for use in domestic environments. Subjects watched the system during the interaction with a human and rated two different robot behaviours (extrovert and introvert). The behaviours differed regarding verbal output and person following of the robot. Aiming to improve human-robot interaction, participants' ratings of the behaviours were evaluated and compared.

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2008. 488-493 p.
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-60756DOI: 10.1109/ROMAN.2008.4600714ISI: 000261700900082ScopusID: 2-s2.0-52949083963ISBN: 978-1-4244-2212-8OAI: diva2:477864
17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN; Munich; 1 August 2008 through 3 August 2008
QC 20120222Available from: 2012-01-13 Created: 2012-01-13 Last updated: 2012-02-22Bibliographically approved

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