Robot response behaviors to accommodate hearing problems

Jered Hendrik Vroon, Jaebok Kim, Raphaël Koster

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Abstract

One requirement that arises for a social (semi-autonomous telepresence) robot aimed at conversations with the elderly, is to accommodate hearing problems. In this paper we compare two approaches to this requirement; (1) moving closer, mimicking the leaning behavior commonly observed in elderly with hearing problems, (2) turning up the volume, which is a more mechanical solution. Our findings with elderly participants show that they preferred the turning up of the volume, since they rated it significantly higher.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of New Friends 2015: the 1st International Conference on Social Robotics in Therapy and Education
Place of PublicationAlmere, The Netherlands
PublisherWindesheim Flevoland University
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Oct 2015
EventNew Friends 2015, 1st International Conference on Social Robotics in Therapy and Education - Almere, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Oct 201523 Oct 2015
Conference number: 1

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PublisherWindesheim Flevoland University

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ConferenceNew Friends 2015, 1st International Conference on Social Robotics in Therapy and Education
CountryNetherlands
CityAlmere
Period22/10/1523/10/15
Other22-23 October 2015

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Keywords

  • Telepresence robot
  • EWI-26145
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/2007-2013
  • IR-96987
  • Hearing problems
  • METIS-312672
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/611153

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Vroon, J. H., Kim, J., & Koster, R. (2015). Robot response behaviors to accommodate hearing problems. In Proceedings of New Friends 2015: the 1st International Conference on Social Robotics in Therapy and Education Almere, The Netherlands: Windesheim Flevoland University.
Vroon, Jered Hendrik ; Kim, Jaebok ; Koster, Raphaël. / Robot response behaviors to accommodate hearing problems. Proceedings of New Friends 2015: the 1st International Conference on Social Robotics in Therapy and Education. Almere, The Netherlands : Windesheim Flevoland University, 2015.
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Vroon, JH, Kim, J & Koster, R 2015, Robot response behaviors to accommodate hearing problems. in Proceedings of New Friends 2015: the 1st International Conference on Social Robotics in Therapy and Education. Windesheim Flevoland University, Almere, The Netherlands, New Friends 2015, 1st International Conference on Social Robotics in Therapy and Education, Almere, Netherlands, 22/10/15.

Robot response behaviors to accommodate hearing problems. / Vroon, Jered Hendrik; Kim, Jaebok; Koster, Raphaël.

Proceedings of New Friends 2015: the 1st International Conference on Social Robotics in Therapy and Education. Almere, The Netherlands : Windesheim Flevoland University, 2015.

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Vroon JH, Kim J, Koster R. Robot response behaviors to accommodate hearing problems. In Proceedings of New Friends 2015: the 1st International Conference on Social Robotics in Therapy and Education. Almere, The Netherlands: Windesheim Flevoland University. 2015.