2nd Workshop on Evaluating Child Robot Interaction

Cristina Zaga, Manja Lohse, Vasiliki Charisi, Vanessa Evers, Marc Neerincx, Takayuki Kanda, Iolanda Leite

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    Abstract

    Many researchers have started to explore natural interaction scenarios for children. No matter if these children are normally developing or have special needs, evaluating Child-Robot Interaction (CRI) is a challenge. To find methods that work well and provide reliable data is difficult, for example because commonly used methods such as questionnaires donot work well particularly with younger children. Previous research has shown that children need support in expressing how they feel about technology. Given this, researchers often choose time-consuming behavioral measures from observations to evaluate CRI. However, these are not necessarily comparable between studies and robots.

    This workshop aims to bring together researchers from differentdisciplines to share their experiences on these aspects. The main topics are methods to evaluate child-robot interaction design, methods to evaluate socially assistive child-robot interaction and multi-modal evaluation of child-robot interaction.

    Connected questions that we would like to tackle are for example: i) What are reliable metrics in CRI' ii) How can we overcome the pitfalls of survey methods in CRI' iii) How can we integrate qualitative approaches in CRI' iv) What are the best practices for in the wild studies with children? Looking across disciplinary boundaries, we want to discuss advantages and short-comings of using different evaluation methods in order to compile guidelines for future CRI research. This workshop is the second in a series that started at the International Conference on Social Robotics in 2015.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHRI'16
    Subtitle of host publicationThe Eleventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages587-588
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-8369-1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-8370-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
    Event11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2016 - Christchurch, New Zealand
    Duration: 7 Mar 201610 Mar 2016
    Conference number: 11

    Publication series

    NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
    PublisherIEEE
    Volume2016
    ISSN (Print)2167-2148

    Conference

    Conference11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2016
    Abbreviated titleHRI
    CountryNew Zealand
    CityChristchurch
    Period7/03/1610/03/16

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    Keywords

    • Child-robot interaction
    • Evaluation methods

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    Zaga, C., Lohse, M., Charisi, V., Evers, V., Neerincx, M., Kanda, T., & Leite, I. (2016). 2nd Workshop on Evaluating Child Robot Interaction. In HRI'16: The Eleventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (pp. 587-588). (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction; Vol. 2016). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2016.7451869
    Zaga, Cristina ; Lohse, Manja ; Charisi, Vasiliki ; Evers, Vanessa ; Neerincx, Marc ; Kanda, Takayuki ; Leite, Iolanda. / 2nd Workshop on Evaluating Child Robot Interaction. HRI'16: The Eleventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction. IEEE, 2016. pp. 587-588 (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction).
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    Zaga C, Lohse M, Charisi V, Evers V, Neerincx M, Kanda T et al. 2nd Workshop on Evaluating Child Robot Interaction. In HRI'16: The Eleventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction. IEEE. 2016. p. 587-588. (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction). https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2016.7451869