Evaluation of Robot Body Movements Supporting Communication
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction - A Symposium at the AISB 2010 Convention, 2010, 42-49 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In designing socially interactive robotswe have focused on robot movement and its role in multi-modal human-robot communication. In this paper we describe a user-centred design and evaluation process, investigating the idea of using speed and orientation adjustments as design elements in human-robot interaction. The scenario studied includes a robotic shopping trolley that offers products to the user while both are moving in a supermarket-like environment. Our results show that if the robot slows down while making such offers, users are more prone to react upon them. However, in an early pre-study, performed only with a robot mock-up, we observed that users tended not to notice the robot's slow-down movements while offers are made, even if these movements were shown several times to them during a video-based debriefing. This phenomenon, that users react implicitly on the robot'smovements without being consciously aware of them, was confirmed during an experimental study with a fully integrated robot prototype.We discuss our results by reflecting on human-robot interaction design methods, and we propose implications from the lessons learnt in the study of the design of robot behaviours.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 42-49 p.
Design elements, Evaluation process, Experimental studies, Fully integrated, Human-robot communication, Multi-modal, Robot movements, User centred design
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-60775ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84863914949ISBN: 978-190295687-9ISBN: 1902956877OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-60775DiVA: diva2:477913
2nd International Symposium on New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction - A Symposium at the AISB 2010 Convention; Leicester; United Kingdom; 29 March 2010 through 1 April 2010
QC 201201172012-01-142012-01-142014-08-15Bibliographically approved