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Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, Volume 5 Issue 2, September 2016

A comparative study for telerobotic surgery using free hand gestures
Tian Zhou, Maria E. Cabrera, Juan P. Wachs, Thomas Low, Chandru Sundaram
Pages: 1-28
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.5.2.Zhou

This research presents an exploratory study among touch-based and touchless interfaces selected to teleoperate a highly dexterous surgical robot. The possibility of incorporating touchless interfaces into the surgical arena may provide surgeons...

The interactive effects of robot anthropomorphism and robot ability on perceived threat and support for robotics research
Kumar Yogeeswaran, Jakub Złotowski, Megan Livingstone, Christoph Bartneck, Hidenobu Sumioka, Hiroshi Ishiguro
Pages: 29-47
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.5.2.Yogeeswaran

The present research examines how a robot's physical anthropomorphism interacts with perceived ability of robots to impact the level of realistic and identity threat that people perceive from robots and how it affects their support for robotics...

Robots have needs too: how and why people adapt their proxemic behavior to improve robot social signal understanding
Ross Mead, Maja J. Matarić
Pages: 48-68
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.5.2.Mead

Human preferences of distance (proxemics) to a robot significantly impact the performance of the robot's automated speech and gesture recognition during face-to-face, social human-robot interactions. This work investigated how people...

Warning signals for poor performance improve human-robot interaction
Rik van den Brule, Gijsbert Bijlstra, Ron Dotsch, Pim Haselager, Daniël H. J. Wigboldus
Pages: 69-89
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.5.2.Van_den_Brule

The present research was aimed at investigating whether human-robot interaction (HRI) can be improved by a robot's nonverbal warning signals. Ideally, when a robot signals that it cannot guarantee good performance, people could take preventive...