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Journal of Human-Robot Interaction - Special Issue on Design in HRI: Past, Present, and Future, Volume 3 Issue 1, February 2014

Introduction to journal of human-robot interaction special issue on design
Lars Erik Holmquist, Jodi Forlizzi
Pages: 1-3
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.3.1.Holmquist

Welcome to the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction's first special issue on design! We strongly believe that design is integral to the continued development of the field of HRI, and we have created this special issue to highlight the many ways in...

From mechanical metamorphosis to empathic interaction: a historical overview of robotic creatures
Chang Geun Oh, Jaeheung Park
Pages: 4-19
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.3.1.Oh

Humans have had a long history of fascination with building intelligent machines that depict themselves or move animatedly. This article explores the history of robotic creatures like Egyptian figurines, Greek mechanical inventions, 18th century...

Living with robots: a speculative design approach
James Auger
Pages: 20-42
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.3.1.Auger

This article begins by asking: "Why are robots not becoming domestic products?" In addressing this question the author borrows from the science of ecology and biological concepts of evolution and domestication to make an analogy between the shift...

Coactive design: designing support for interdependence in joint activity
Matthew Johnson, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Paul J. Feltovich, Catholijn M. Jonker, M. Birna van Riemsdijk, Maarten Sierhuis
Pages: 43-69
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.3.1.Johnson

Coactive Design is a new approach to address the increasingly sophisticated roles that people and robots play as the use of robots expands into new, complex domains. The approach is motivated by the desire for robots to perform less like...

Designing robots in the wild: in situ prototype evaluation for a break management robot
Selma Šabanović, Sarah M. Reeder, Bobak Kechavarzi
Pages: 70-88
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.3.1.Sabanovic

As robots move into everyday environments, we need to understand both the social and the technical constraints and affordances for human-robot interaction. We use in situ evaluation of partially functioning prototypes to inform the design of...

Designing robots with movement in mind
Guy Hoffman, Wendy Ju
Pages: 91-122
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.3.1.Hoffman

This paper makes the case for designing interactive robots with their expressive movement in mind. As people are highly sensitive to physical movement and spatiotemporal affordances, well-designed robot motion can communicate, engage, and offer...

Movie magic makes better social robots: the overlap of special effects and character robot engineering
Derek Scherer
Pages: 123-141
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.3.1.Scherer

This essay provides a perspective on the ongoing convergence of social robots and special effects, animation, animatronics, puppetry techniques, and other entertainment technologies. In this paper, I will address the following design concepts:

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