Dynamics of social positioning patterns in group-robot interactions

Jered Hendrik Vroon, M.P. Joosse, M. Lohse, Jan Kolkmeier, Jaebok Kim, Khiet Phuong Truong, Gwenn Englebienne, Dirk K.J. Heylen, Vanessa Evers

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Abstract

When a mobile robot interacts with a group of people, it has to consider its position and orientation. We introduce a novel study aimed at generating hypotheses on suitable behavior for such social positioning, explicitly focusing on interaction with small groups of users and allowing for the temporal and social dynamics inherent in most interactions. In particular, the interactions we look at are approach, converse and retreat. In this study, groups of three participants and a telepresence robot (controlled remotely by a fourth participant) solved a task together while we collected quantitative and qualitative data, including tracking of positioning/orientation and ratings of the behaviors used. In the data we observed a variety of patterns that can be extrapolated to hypotheses using inductive reasoning. One such pattern/hypothesis is that a (telepresence) robot could pass through a group when retreating, without this affecting how comfortable that retreat is for the group members. Another is that a group will rate the position/orientation of a (telepresence) robot as more comfortable when it is aimed more at the center of that group.
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th IEEE International Sumposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RoMan 2015)
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY
Pages394-399
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-6703-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2015
Event2015 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015 - Kobe International Conference Center, Kobe, Japan
Duration: 31 Aug 20154 Sep 2015
Conference number: 24

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PublisherIEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Conference

Conference2015 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015
Abbreviated titleRO-MAN
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period31/08/154/09/15

Keywords

  • EWI-26144
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/611153
  • IR-96986
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/600877
  • METIS-312671
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/2007-2013

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Vroon, J. H., Joosse, M. P., Lohse, M., Kolkmeier, J., Kim, J., Truong, K. P., ... Evers, V. (2015). Dynamics of social positioning patterns in group-robot interactions. In Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Sumposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RoMan 2015) (pp. 394-399). USA: IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY. DOI: 10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333633
Vroon, Jered Hendrik ; Joosse, M.P. ; Lohse, M. ; Kolkmeier, Jan ; Kim, Jaebok ; Truong, Khiet Phuong ; Englebienne, Gwenn ; Heylen, Dirk K.J. ; Evers, Vanessa. / Dynamics of social positioning patterns in group-robot interactions. Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Sumposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RoMan 2015). USA : IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY, 2015. pp. 394-399
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Vroon, JH, Joosse, MP, Lohse, M, Kolkmeier, J, Kim, J, Truong, KP, Englebienne, G, Heylen, DKJ & Evers, V 2015, Dynamics of social positioning patterns in group-robot interactions. in Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Sumposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RoMan 2015). IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY, USA, pp. 394-399, 2015 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015, Kobe, Japan, 31/08/15. DOI: 10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333633

Dynamics of social positioning patterns in group-robot interactions. / Vroon, Jered Hendrik; Joosse, M.P.; Lohse, M.; Kolkmeier, Jan; Kim, Jaebok; Truong, Khiet Phuong; Englebienne, Gwenn; Heylen, Dirk K.J.; Evers, Vanessa.

Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Sumposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RoMan 2015). USA : IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY, 2015. p. 394-399.

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Vroon JH, Joosse MP, Lohse M, Kolkmeier J, Kim J, Truong KP et al. Dynamics of social positioning patterns in group-robot interactions. In Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Sumposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RoMan 2015). USA: IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY. 2015. p. 394-399. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333633