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Potential of telepresence robots to enhance social connectedness in older adults with dementia: an integrative review of feasibility

Wendy Moyle, Urska Arnautovska, Tamara Ownsworth, Cindy Jones
2017 International Psychogeriatrics  
Background: Socially assistive robots are increasingly used as a therapeutic tool for people with dementia, as a means to improve quality of life through social connection.  ...  These studies reported both positive outcomes of using telepresence robots to connect people with dementia to others, as well as barriers, such as a lack of experience in using a robot and technological  ...  In addition, the integration of different types of evidence allows for the identification of studies (e.g., non-randomised and qualitative), which may have been missed using a systematic review method.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1041610217001776 pmid:28879828 fatcat:vzymuezj7zfipi6jm4wvtqocoa

Multimodal Integration of Emotional Signals from Voice, Body, and Context: Effects of (In)Congruence on Emotion Recognition and Attitudes Towards Robots

Christiana Tsiourti, Astrid Weiss, Katarzyna Wac, Markus Vincze
2019 International Journal of Social Robotics  
Humanoid social robots have an increasingly prominent place in today's world.  ...  Their acceptance in social and emotional human-robot interaction (HRI) scenarios depends on their ability to convey well recognized and believable emotional expressions to their human users.  ...  The authors wish to thank the study participants for their collaboration, and the members of the Vision4Robotics group at TUW for their assistance in setting up the study.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-019-00524-z fatcat:qxa3dl6vv5fshgmoage5wc5wba

Detecting user engagement with a robot companion using task and social interaction-based features

Ginevra Castellano, André Pereira, Iolanda Leite, Ana Paiva, Peter W. McOwan
2009 Proceedings of the 2009 international conference on Multimodal interfaces - ICMI-MLMI '09  
Results show that our approach based on multimodal integration of task and social interaction-based features outperforms those based solely on non-verbal behaviour or contextual information (94.79 % vs  ...  Affect sensitivity is of the utmost importance for a robot companion to be able to display socially intelligent behaviour, a key requirement for sustaining long-term interactions with humans.  ...  Robot companions are an example of robots that may benefit from the integration of affective and social abilities [2] [7] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/1647314.1647336 dblp:conf/icmi/CastellanoPLPM09 fatcat:f7hlly3v6vc4nl6sn7ceupo5p4

How do Consumers' Gender and Rational Thinking Affect the Acceptance of Entertainment Social Robots?

Santiago Forgas-Coll, Ruben Huertas-Garcia, Antonio Andriella, Guillem Alenyà
2021 International Journal of Social Robotics  
While women gave greater social influence and perceived enjoyment as the main motives for using a social robot, in contrast, men considered their perceived usefulness to be the principal reason and, as  ...  Based on technology acceptance models, a parsimonious model is proposed to estimate the intention to use this new advanced social robot technology and, in addition, an analysis is performed to determine  ...  First, as a theoretical contribution, a parsimonious adaptation of the UTAUT model is proposed to study the technological acceptance of a social robot equipped to perform entertainment activities considering  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-021-00845-y fatcat:nnq5kbzqq5hb5mkorq277r2mby

The Effectiveness of Robot-Enacted Messages to Reduce the Consumption of High-Sugar Energy Drinks

Isha Kharub, Michael Lwin, Aila Khan, Omar Mubin, Suleman Shahid
2022 Informatics  
Specifically, it explores the use of three types of message appeals in a human-robot interaction scenario: guilt, humour and non-emotional.  ...  The study extends past research in advertising by exploring whether messages communicated by social robots can impact consumers' behaviour.  ...  Previous studies in this area of research have explored the verbal and non-verbal cues of a robot to deliver a message [21] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/informatics9020049 fatcat:6m46vrhk4bafpluiwuasijhjxy

Automatic Context-Driven Inference of Engagement in HMI: A Survey [article]

Hanan Salam, Oya Celiktutan, Hatice Gunes, Mohamed Chetouani
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Indeed, engagement is a multi-faceted and multi-modal construct that requires high accuracy in the analysis and interpretation of contextual, verbal and non-verbal cues.  ...  An in-depth review across embodied and disembodied interaction modes, and an emphasis on the interaction context of which engagement perception modules are integrated sets apart the presented survey from  ...  Using verbal behaviour, the user has an active role during the interaction in a way that would not be possible if only non-verbal visual behaviours were considered.  ... 
arXiv:2209.15370v1 fatcat:kcsphizdpfhjxjunkaqx6bnsou

A Systematic Review of Adaptivity in Human-Robot Interaction

Muneeb Ahmad, Omar Mubin, Joanne Orlando
2017 Multimodal Technologies and Interaction  
As the field of social robotics is growing, a consensus has been made on the design and implementation of robotic systems that are capable of adapting based on the user actions.  ...  of future adaptive social robots.  ...  We need to conduct more studies to compare the effect of various verbal and non-verbal behaviours in a long-term setting in work and public environments.  ... 
doi:10.3390/mti1030014 fatcat:ltqgdjctrzeozjev3czfzedly4

Why Robots Should Be Social: Enhancing Machine Learning through Social Human-Robot Interaction

Joachim de Greeff, Tony Belpaeme, Josh Bongard
2015 PLoS ONE  
We use a child-like social robot and a task in which the robot has to learn the meaning of words. For this a simple turn-based interaction is used, based on language games.  ...  Social learning has the potential to be an equally potent learning strategy for artificial systems and robots in specific.  ...  their helpful suggestions and proofreading of the document.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138061 pmid:26422143 pmcid:PMC4589374 fatcat:hbobbh3dxvg3vdo5ho5tqvuawm

Investigating the impact of gender development in child-robot interaction

Anara Sandygulova, Mauro Dragone, Gregory M.P. O'Hare
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction - HRI '14  
In order to inform the important consideration when designing robotic applications for children, in this paper we describe and report the results of the preliminary study we conducted in a primary school  ...  Our work investigates the impact of gender development by examining children's perceptions of robot's gender and age on levels of expressed happiness towards the robot.  ...  We would like to thank the staff and children of the school that took part in this research.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2559636.2559848 dblp:conf/hri/SandygulovaDO14 fatcat:i5dxjudhejccjpr3eiauw7ux7i

A Robot Centric Perspective on the HRI Paradigm

Nathan Kirchner, Alen Alempijevic
2013 Journal of Human-Robot Interaction  
Robot Interaction (HRI) as the machines became robots.  ...  Evidence in the form of summaries of relevant literature and our past efforts in developing social-robotics enabling technology is presented to support our paradigm.  ...  Acknowledgements This work is supported by the University of Technology Sydney's (UTS) Centre for Autonomous Systems, RobotAssist ( and the University of Technology, Sydney.  ... 
doi:10.5898/jhri.1.2.kirchner fatcat:rary2vhsivgqhif3nmaqvmetdi

Robot education peers in a situated primary school study: Personalisation promotes child learning

Paul Baxter, Emily Ashurst, Robin Read, James Kennedy, Tony Belpaeme, Natalia Reich-Stiebert
2017 PLoS ONE  
Specifically, the effect of personalisation and adaptation of robot social behaviour is assessed.  ...  The benefit of social robots to support child learning in an educational context over an extended period of time is evaluated.  ...  Personalisation encompasses three distinct aspects 565 (non-verbal behaviour, linguistic content, and performance alignment) that we consider 566 as contributing to the integrated perception of a single  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0178126 pmid:28542648 pmcid:PMC5441605 fatcat:jyzwbe3ponhhxpuq4go2qblp3e

Affective Movement in Robotic Art: Alternatives to the 'Interiority Paradigm' in Social Robotics

Irene Alcubilla Troughton
2021 Body, Space & Technology Journal  
Within HRI, movement as a way of communicating emotions and intent hasbecome a topic of increased interest, which has made social robotics turn totheatre and dance due to the expertise of these fields  ...  methods has certain shortcomings, and that the perspective of roboticart on affective movement might open up a more interesting area of explorationfor social robotics, as well as expose those aspects  ...  The project aims at investigating the possibilities of non-verbal connection between humans and robots, as well as the creation of a set of emergent movements that do not rely on pre-programmed behaviours  ... 
doi:10.16995/bst.7963 fatcat:rt4vuf5qvfex5n2zuxikukwl7u

10 Years of Human-NAO Interaction Research: A Scoping Review

Aida Amirova, Nazerke Rakhymbayeva, Elmira Yadollahi, Anara Sandygulova, Wafa Johal
2021 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
We analyzed a wide range of theoretical, empirical, and technical contributions that provide multidimensional insights, such as general trends in terms of application, the robot capabilities, its input  ...  This study presents one of the most extensive and inclusive pieces of evidence on the deployment of the humanoid NAO robot and its global reach.  ...  Non-verbal Communication With NAO In the same way, NAO's non-verbal social cues play an important role during human-robot interaction.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2021.744526 pmid:34869613 pmcid:PMC8640132 fatcat:aejrcoz4rjfcncycjpatjnyufq

CASIE – Computing affect and social intelligence for healthcare in an ethical and trustworthy manner

Laurentiu Vasiliu, Keith Cortis, Ross McDermott, Aphra Kerr, Arne Peters, Marc Hesse, Jens Hagemeyer, Tony Belpaeme, John McDonald, Rudi Villing, Alessandra Mileo, Annalina Capulto (+4 others)
2021 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
We propose an architecture that addresses a wide range of social cooperation skills and features required for real human–robot social interaction, which includes language and vision analysis, dynamic emotional  ...  This article explores the rapidly advancing innovation to endow robots with social intelligence capabilities in the form of multilingual and multimodal emotion recognition, and emotion-aware decision-making  ...  Data availability statement: Data sharing is not applicable to this article as no datasets were generated or analysed during the current study.  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2021-0026 fatcat:h63j74p7rzh45eh4bw7quxovwu

The Interactive Urban Robot: User-centered development and final field trial of a direction requesting robot

Astrid Weiss, Nicole Mirnig, Ulrike Bruckenberger, Ewald Strasser, Manfred Tscheligi, Barbara Kühnlenz (Gonsior), Dirk Wollherr, Bartlomiej Stanczyk
2015 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
The gathered data provides insights into usability, user experience, and acceptance of IURO and allowed us deriving recommendations for the development of other socially interactive robots.  ...  We present the 3-years development process,which involved a series of studies on its appearance, communication model, feedback modalities, and social navigation mechanisms.  ...  Acknowledgement: This work is supported in part by the EU FP7 STREP project "IURO -Interactive Urban Robot" contract number 248317, see  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2015-0005 fatcat:hg7jyhzmqrbqpfwy7soumtkcma
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