How humans behave and evaluate a social robot in real-environment settings

A.I. Niculescu, Elisabeth M.A.G. van Dijk, Antinus Nijholt, Swan Lan See, Haizhou Li

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    Behavioral analysis has proven to be an important method to study human-robot interaction in real-life environments providing highly relevant insights for developing new theoretical and practical models of appropriate social robot design. In this paper we describe our approach to study human-robot interaction by combining human behavioral analysis with robot evaluation results. The approach is exemplified by a case study performed with a social robot receptionist in real-life settings. Our preliminary results are encouraging, as many behavior categories could be successfully related to certain evaluation patterns. With our analysis we hope to add a useful contribution to social-robotic design concerning user modeling issues and evaluation predictions.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2010
    EditorsW.P. Brinkman, M. Neerincx
    Place of PublicationDelft
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)978-94-90818-04-3
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
    Event28th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2010 - Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 25 Aug 201027 Aug 2010
    Conference number: 28

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    Conference28th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2010
    Abbreviated titleECCE


    • METIS-271074
    • Behavioral Analysis
    • IR-73703
    • EWI-18607
    • Non-laboratory environment
    • Social Robots
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • Quantitative evaluation

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