“I would like to get close to you”: Making robot personal space invasion less intrusive with a social gaze cue

Stefan Daniel Suvei*, Jered Vroon, Vella V. Somoza Sanchéz, Leon Bodenhagen, Gwenn Englebienne, Norbert Krüger, Vanessa Evers

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Abstract

How can a social robot get physically close to the people it needs to interact with? We investigated the effect of a social gaze cue by a human-sized mobile robot on the effects of personal space invasion by that robot. In our 2× 2 between-subject experiment, our robot would approach our participants (n = 83), with/without personal space invasion, and with/without a social gaze cue. With a questionnaire, we measured subjective perception of warmth, competence, and comfort after such an interaction. In addition, we used on-board sensors and a tracking system to measure the dynamics of social positioning behavior. While we did find significant differences in the social positioning dynamics of the participants, no such effect was found upon quantitative analysis of perception of the robot. In a subsequent inductive analysis we further investigated these results, our findings suggesting that the social cue did play a role for the participants – particularly related to their perceived safety.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Virtual, Augmented, and Intelligent Environments - 12th International Conference, UAHCI 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings
EditorsMargherita Antona, Constantine Stephanidis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages366-385
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783319920511
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event12th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 15 Jul 201820 Jul 2018
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10908 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2018
Abbreviated titleUAHCI 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period15/07/1820/07/18
Other Held as Part of HCI International 2018

Keywords

  • Personal space invasion
  • Social cues
  • Social robotics

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