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Journal of Human-Robot Interaction - Inaugural Special Issue: Intersection of Systems Sciences and Human Sciences, Volume 1 Issue 1, July 2012

Introduction to the inaugural issue: a special issue on interdisciplinary work at the intersection of systems and human sciences
Leila Takayama, Willow Garage, Brian Scassellati
Pages: 2-3
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI/1.1.Takayama

The intertwining of people and robots is at the very heart of human-robot interaction. The design of effective human-robot interactions depends not only upon an elegant and thorough engineering design for the robot's behavior, but also a clear and...

Timing in multimodal turn-taking interactions: control and analysis using timed Petri nets
Crystal Chao, Andrea L. Thomaz
Pages: 4-25
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.1.Chao

Turn-taking interactions with humans are multimodal and reciprocal in nature. In addition, the timing of actions is of great importance, as it influences both social and task strategies. To enable the precise control and analysis of timed discrete...

Bridging the research gap: making HRI useful to individuals with autism
Elizabeth S. Kim, Rhea Paul, Frederick Shic, Brian Scassellati
Pages: 26-54
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.1.Kim

While there is a rich history of studies involving robots and individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), few of these studies have made substantial impact in the clinical research community. In this paper we first examine how differences in...

Distance-based computational models for facilitating robot interaction with children
David Feil-Seifer, Maja J Matarić
Pages: 55-77
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.1.Feil-Seifer

Sensing and interpreting the user's activities and social behavior, monitoring the dynamics of the social context, and selecting and producing appropriate robot action are the core challenges involved in using robots as social tools in interaction...

Children teach a care-receiving robot to promote their learning: field experiments in a classroom for vocabulary learning
Fumihide Tanaka, Shizuko Matsuzoe
Pages: 78-95
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.1.Tanaka

In contrast to conventional teaching agents (including robots) that were designed to play the role of human teachers or caregivers, we propose the opposite scenario in which robots receive instruction or care from children. We hypothesize that by...

User-centered design of a dynamic-autonomy remote interaction concept for manipulation-capable robots to assist elderly people in the home
Marcus Mast, Michael Burmester, Katja Krüger, Sascha Fatikow, Georg Arbeiter, Birgit Graf, Gernot Kronreif, Lucia Pigini, David Facal, Renxi Qiu
Pages: 96-118
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.1.Mast

In this article, we describe the development of a human-robot interaction concept for service robots to assist elderly people in the home with physical tasks. Our approach is based on the insight that robots are not yet able to handle all tasks...

Wizard of Oz studies in HRI: a systematic review and new reporting guidelines
Laurel D. Riek
Pages: 119-136
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.1.Riek

Many researchers use Wizard of Oz (WoZ) as an experimental technique, but there are methodological concerns over its use, and no comprehensive criteria on how to best employ it. We systematically review 54 WoZ experiments published in the primary...