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User-Centered Design and Evaluation of a Mobile Shopping Robot

Nicola Doering, Sandra Poeschl, Horst-Michael Gross, Andreas Bley, Christian Martin, Hans-Joachim Boehme
2014 International Journal of Social Robotics  
For all three studies the effects of users' gender, age, educational background and computer skills levels on robot usability and acceptability are presented and discussed.  ...  The second formative evaluation study (N = 39) addresses the robot's adaptation to its specific task and role in the home improvement store.  ...  help in organizing and conducting the studies.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-014-0257-8 fatcat:z44medtwy5bullvwllr4rlpmqu

From Learning to Relearning: A Framework for Diminishing Bias in Social Robot Navigation [article]

Juana Valeria Hurtado, Laura Londoño, Abhinav Valada
2021 Frontiers in Robotics and AI   accepted
The exponentially increasing advances in robotics and machine learning are facilitating the transition of robots from being confined to controlled industrial spaces to performing novel everyday tasks in  ...  In this work, we investigate a framework for diminishing bias in social robot navigation models so that robots are equipped with the capability to plan as well as adapt their paths based on both physical  ...  The social navigation models that are employed in robots play an important role in the effect that these automated machines have on society and the perception as well as confidence that humans will have  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2021.650325 pmid:33842558 pmcid:PMC8024571 arXiv:2101.02647v2 fatcat:55bpyrj6fjbb3ebmswekxsvyzi

Robot Compatible Environment and Conditions

Zita V. Farkas, Gergely Nádas, József Kolossa, Péter Korondi
2021 Periodica polytechnica. Civil engineering  
Our goal is to reach findings on comparison of robotic and accessibility standards, synthesis of navigation, access to information and social acceptance.  ...  Evolution of service robotics in connection with civil engineering and architecture is discussed, whereas optimum performance is to be achieved based on robots' capabilities and spatial affordances.  ...  BME-IE-MIFM) based on the charter of bolster issued by the NRDI Office under the auspices of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology.  ... 
doi:10.3311/ppci.17495 fatcat:ptelpb24kzcqnmwkh2boyiwote

Improved Mobile Robot Programming Performance through Real-time Program Assessment

Rémy Siegfried, Severin Klinger, Markus Gross, Robert W. Sumner, Francesco Mondada, Stéphane Magnenat
2017 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - ITiCSE '17  
In a user study, we demonstrate that our hint system increases the percentage of students writing correct programs from 50 % to 96 %, and decreases the average time to write a correct program by 30 %.  ...  However, we could not show any correlation between the use of the system and the performance of students on a questionnaire testing concept acquisition.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was supported by ETH Research Grant ETH-23 13-2, by Mobsya, by the Swiss nccr "Robotics", and by the Swiss cti grant 17479.2 pfes-es.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3059009.3059044 dblp:conf/iticse/SiegfriedKGSMM17 fatcat:nvl7bku65fcjxirmrqolu4wr7u

Media Representing Visual Arts

Peter Goodall
1990 Media Information Australia  
In the context of cinema, appearance, as well as the interaction modality of a humanoid robot can play a crucial role in the perception of robots before and after short-term interactions.  ...  Yet their very familiarity obscures their participation in culture and media, and our perennial fascination with such artificial human devices when seen on the screen.  ...  There is a body of research which has experimentally investigated the effects of visual gender cues on the perception of anthropomorphic robots (Campbell et al, 1997 and Lohse et al, 2008) .  ... 
doi:10.1177/1329878x9005500115 fatcat:ngnac37wgvh5hn3a4nzj3b5n7i

Lessons learned from robotic vacuum cleaners entering the home ecosystem

F. Vaussard, J. Fink, V. Bauwens, P. Rétornaz, D. Hamel, P. Dillenbourg, F. Mondada
2014 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
In the first of these studies, we analyzed a sample of seven robots to identify the influence of key technologies, like the navigation system, on performance.  ...  One must consider not just how well a robot accomplishes its task, but also how well it integrates inside the user's space and perception.  ...  We thank Daniel Burnier (EPFL-STI-LSRO) for the datalogger used during the in situ analysis, as well as Cédric Monchâtre and Hervé Lissek (EPFL-STI-LEMA) for the acoustic measurements.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.robot.2013.09.014 fatcat:eoqoqcm3wbg3jhiaxnrob6y4ym

Can You See Me Now?

Steven Johnson, Irene Rae, Bilge Mutlu, Leila Takayama
2015 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '15  
We asked participants (N = 24) to collaborate with a confederate via a robotic telepresence system while using one of these views in a redecoration task.  ...  Thus far, many of these systems rely on affordances designed for stationary systems, such as a single, narrow-view camera to provide vision for the remote user.  ...  We would like to thank Brandi Hefty, Jieni Peng, and Catherine Steffel for their help in our work.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2702123.2702526 dblp:conf/chi/JohnsonRMT15 fatcat:uy7ryyn2tneihdynchgjtkqiqa


Anke M. Brock, Julia Chatain, Michelle Park, Tommy Fang, Martin Hachet, James A. Landay, Jessica R. Cauchard
2018 Proceedings of the 7th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays - PerDis '18  
In a comprehensive indoor study (N = 16), we show the strengths and weaknesses of the techniques on users' cognition, task load and satisfaction.  ...  Yet, interacting with maps is not straightforward and depends on the device the map is used on. As drones become more widespread, how will we interact with drone-based maps and navigation devices?  ...  We could not identify one technique as better than the other, as there was no significant difference in terms of efficiency (time) or effectiveness (success rate).  ... 
doi:10.1145/3205873.3205877 dblp:conf/perdis/BrockCPFHLC18 fatcat:765mvorbhzhgrhd53piosfrori

Simulators for Mobile Social Robots:State-of-the-Art and Challenges [article]

Prabhjot Kaur, Zichuan Liu, Weisong Shi
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The future robots are expected to work in a shared physical space with humans [1], however, the presence of humans leads to a dynamic environment that is challenging for mobile robots to navigate.  ...  First and foremost, we recognize that the simulators needed for the purpose of testing mobile robots designed for human environments are unique as they must model realistic pedestrian behavior in addition  ...  The number of such processes grows exponentially with the complexity of the task and the number of robots in the scene.  ... 
arXiv:2202.03582v1 fatcat:ewpcfsfzkvhbplbqx262yrk5mq

Reframing HRI Design Opportunities for Social Robots: Lessons Learnt from a Service Robotics Case Study Approach Using UX for HRI

Sara Khan, Claudio Germak
2018 Future Internet  
More affordable social robots are being commercially released and in order to implement viable applications of HRI, a combination human-computer interaction and user experience methodologies could play  ...  a pivotal role in assessing new scenarios and evaluating new investigations.  ...  In Telepresence applications for interpersonal communication, there are two views: the user's and the participant's view.  ... 
doi:10.3390/fi10100101 fatcat:2olxkfvflfas5ktqeph3htilva

Robotic Versus Human Coaches for Active Aging: An Automated Social Presence Perspective

Martina Čaić, João Avelino, Dominik Mahr, Gaby Odekerken-Schröder, Alexandre Bernardino
2019 International Journal of Social Robotics  
In particular, we recommend that socially assistive robots take complementary roles (e.g., motivational coach) and assist human caregivers in improving elderly people's physical and psychosocial well-being  ...  This empirical study compares elderly people's social perception of human versus robotic coaches in the context of an active and healthy aging program.  ...  Acknowledgements This project received funding from the Euro-  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-018-0507-2 fatcat:5cwsbqhuofgtzoirvst3gp43hq

On the Gap between Domestic Robotic Applications and Computational Intelligence

Junpei Zhong, Chaofan Ling, Angelo Cangelosi, Ahmad Lotfi, Xiaofeng Liu
2021 Electronics  
Crucial to the success of domestic robots is their ability to understand and carry out designated tasks from human users via natural and intuitive human-like interactions, because ordinary users usually  ...  To investigate whether and to what extent existing domestic robots can participate in intuitive and natural interactions, we survey existing domestic robots in terms of their interaction ability, and discuss  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10070793 fatcat:5fwhh2qjpncnhdz7u4mqwathp4

Design and development of two generations of semi-autonomous social telepresence robots

Katherine M. Tsui, Adam Norton, Daniel J. Brooks, Eric McCann, Mikhail S. Medvedev, Holly A. Yanco
2013 2013 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA)  
We present the evolution of our overall design for augmenting two VGo Communications' VGo robots, Hugo and Margo.  ...  Our research requires higher levels of autonomous navigation so that the robot can, for example, go to a specified destination and follow a person.  ...  There is one IR distance sensor centered in front, and one on either side of the front (on the left and right); these are primarily used to warn the user about obstacle detection.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tepra.2013.6556360 dblp:conf/tepra/TsuiNBMMY13 fatcat:5zsji62jyngxtiaab5travwrni

Robots in Health and Social Care: A Complementary Technology to Home Care and Telehealthcare?

Torbjørn Dahl, Maged Boulos
2013 Robotics  
/user privacy, and cost effectiveness.  ...  roles in the future.  ...  Commercial products and company/brand names mentioned in this paper are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics3010001 fatcat:ww7x2r2q2rcvxaxfllnqfetr34

Simulation and HRI Recent Perspectives with the MORSE Simulator [chapter]

Séverin Lemaignan, Marc Hanheide, Michael Karg, Harmish Khambhaita, Lars Kunze, Florian Lier, Ingo Lütkebohle, Grégoire Milliez
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
carry out research in the field of HRI, and sometimes in scenarios we do not anticipate.  ...  PRE PRINT VERSION] Simulation in robotics is often a love-hate relationship: while simulators do save us a lot of time and effort compared to regular deployment of complex software architectures on complex  ...  We are certainly not yet there, much remains to be imagined, refined and achieved.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11900-7_2 fatcat:ljodwhjun5fbhbygfzmvgh75a4
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