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The search for invariants is a fundamental aim of scientific endeavors. These invariants, such as Newton's laws of motion, allow us to model and predict the behavior of systems across many different problems. In the nascent field of Human-Swarm...
Towards long-term social child-robot interaction: using multi-activity switching to engage young users
Alexandre Coninx, Paul Baxter, Elettra Oleari, Sara Bellini, Bert Bierman, Olivier Blanson Henkemans, Lola Cañamero, Piero Cosi, Valentin Enescu, Raquel Ros Espinoza, Antoine Hiolle, Rémi Humbert, Bernd Kiefer, Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Rose-marijn Looije, Marco Mosconi, Mark Neerincx, Giulio Paci, Georgios Patsis, Clara Pozzi, Francesca Sacchitelli, Hichem Sahli, Alberto Sanna, Giacomo Sommavilla, Fabio Tesser, Yiannis Demiris, Tony Belpaeme
Social robots have the potential to provide support in a number of practical domains, such as learning and behaviour change. This potential is particularly relevant for children, who have proven receptive to interactions with social robots. To...
EEG-Based mu rhythm suppression to measure the effects of appearance and motion on perceived human likeness of a robot
Goh Matsuda, Kazuo Hiraki, Hiroshi Ishiguro
We performed two electroencephalogram (EEG) experiments to examine how humanoid robot appearance and motion affect human subjects' perception of the robots. Mu rhythm suppression of EEG, which is considered to reflect mirror neuron system (MNS)...
Please continue, we need more data: an exploration of obedience to robots
Denise Y. Geiskkovitch, Derek Cormier, Stela H. Seo, James E. Young
We investigated obedience to an authoritative robot and asked experiment participants to do a task they would rather not do. Obedience questions are increasingly important as robots participate in tasks where they give people directions. We...
Human-animal teams as an analog for future human-robot teams: influencing design and fostering trust
Elizabeth Phillips, Kristin E. Schaefer, Deborah R. Billings, Florian Jentsch, Peter A. Hancock
Our work posits that existing human-animal teams can serve as an analog for developing effective human-robot teams. Existing knowledge of human-animal partnerships can be readily applied to the HRI domain to foster accurate mental models and...