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The implementation of social robots during the COVID-19 pandemic [article]

Laura Aymerich-Franch, Iliana Ferrer
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In particular, we analyze the areas in which social robots are being adopted, the roles and tasks being fulfilled, and the robot models being implemented.  ...  The present study examines the implementation of social robots in real settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  We also identified three cases of robots that perform COVID-19 pre-diagnosis in a public space (Times Square), a shopping mall, and an airport.  ... 
arXiv:2007.03941v3 fatcat:wk7kqz4ewbahddztj3ekdzv63u

Introduction to the Special Issue on the Mutual Shaping of Human–Robot Interaction

Somaya Ben Allouch, Maartje de Graaf, Selma Šabanović
2020 International Journal of Social Robotics  
A second paper focusing on HRI in public spaces is 'Multi-ple Communication Roles in Human-Robot Interactions in Public Space.'  ...  In this paper, Fortunati et al. explore robots as media and the multiple communication roles they can play in public spaces and thus also shape the public space, all while being shaped by the public space  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-020-00681-6 fatcat:rdtp3cgleraanoqbrhyav42fpu

A week-long study on robot-visitors spatial relationships during guidance in a sciences museum

Marta Díaz, Dennys Paillacho, Cecilio Angulo, Oriol Torres, Jonathan González, Jordi Albo-Canals
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction - HRI '14  
The follow me episodes studied showed that the space configurations formed by guide and visitors walking together did not always fit the robot social affordances and navigation requirements to perform  ...  In order to observe spatial relationships in social humanrobot interactions, a field trial was carried out within the CosmoCaixa Science Museum in Barcelona.  ...  This research was supported in part by the PATRICIA Research Project (TIN2012-38416-C03-01,03), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2559636.2559797 dblp:conf/hri/DiazPATGA14 fatcat:lkrp7wk4d5axfaqvyt7bnszueq

Evaluating Group-Robot Interaction in Crowded Public Spaces: A Week-Long Exploratory Study in the Wild with a Humanoid Robot Guiding Visitors Through a Science Museum

Marta Díaz-Boladeras, Dennys Paillacho, Cecilio Angulo, Oriol Torres, Jonathan González-Diéguez, Jordi Albo-Canals
2015 International Journal of Humanoid Robotics  
The main goal of this experience is to study in the wild the episodes of the robot guiding visitors to a requested destination focusing on the group behavior during displacement.  ...  For an entire week a humanoid robot was deployed in the popular Cosmocaixa Science Museum in Barcelona and guided hundreds of people through the museum facilities.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported in part by the PATRICIA Research Project (TIN2012-38416-C03-01,03), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.  ... 
doi:10.1142/s021984361550022x fatcat:cxozfrizqjc6jmbe2jlhffcrou

Pilot Study of Person Robot Interaction in a Public Transit Space [chapter]

Mikael Svenstrup, Thomas Bak, Ouri Maler, Hans Jørgen Andersen, Ole B. Jensen
2009 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
This paper describes a study of the effect of a human interactive robot placed in an urban transit space.  ...  The underlying hypothesis is that it is possible to create interesting new living spaces and induce value in terms of experiences, information or economics, by putting socially interactive mobile agents  ...  The above research concerns how to implement a robot in public spaces, but where are the actual potential of mobile agents in public spaces?  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03558-6_9 fatcat:4vnrnks57jd7zccjbsxiqqrchm

Socially contingent humanoid robot head behaviour results in increased charity donations

Paul Wills, Paul Baxter, James Kennedy, Emmanuel Senft, Tony Belpaeme
2016 2016 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)  
The role of robot social behaviour in changing people's behaviour is an interesting and yet still open question, with the general assumption that social behaviour is beneficial.  ...  In this study, we examine the effect of socially contingent robot behaviours on a charity collection task.  ...  Nevertheless, we have demonstrated here the basis for further investigation into the role of head-based socially contingent behaviours on the donation behaviours of casual passers-by in a public space,  ... 
doi:10.1109/hri.2016.7451842 dblp:conf/hri/WillsBKSB16 fatcat:qw4axyx5ozc4jl2myrxf7mcncq

Aligning Robot's Behaviours and Users' Perceptions Through Participatory Prototyping [article]

Pamela Carreno-Medrano, Leimin Tian, Aimee Allen, Shanti Sumartojo, Michael Mintrom, Enrique Coronado, Gentiane Venture, Elizabeth Croft, Dana Kulic
2021 arXiv   pre-print
To address this issue, we examine users' understanding of robots in public spaces and their expectations of appropriate uses of robots in these spaces.  ...  Our work highlights how social and interaction contexts influence users' perception of robots in public spaces and how users' design and understanding of what are appropriate robot behaviors shifts as  ...  Pepper is one of the most popular existing social robotic platforms and is frequently deployed in public spaces [22] .  ... 
arXiv:2101.03660v1 fatcat:lzohywif5fbexo3iqtli57cpvq

When an emotional robot meets real customers Exploring HRI in a customer relationship setting

Julia Velkovska
2019 Mensch & Computer  
Spoon, a robot described by its designers as "social", "emotional", "empathic" and also "sympathic", was put for three months period during last autumn in a telephone and IT shop in the center of Paris  ...  work activities of this commercial space.  ...  Drawing on ethnomethodologically informed video-ethnography of the uses of an "emotional" robot in the public space of a large telephone and IT technology shop in Paris, this article aims to describe the  ... 
doi:10.18420/muc2019-ws-646 dblp:conf/mc/Velkovska19 fatcat:av37ob6txnguhfjuu4rqngjerm

Motion Planning in Crowds: Proxemics as a Base for a Socially Acceptable Behaviour

Luigi Palopoli, Alessandro Antonucci, Paolo Bevilacqua, Manuel Boldrer, Daniele Fontanelli
2019 Zenodo  
entities that are usually disseminated in the environment, to classify each of them and identify their role in relation to the robot's mission.  ...  In cases like this, the actions of a robot are socially acceptable insofar as they reflect the behaviours that a human would generate in similar conditions. The Anthropologist Edward C.  ...  The layer is active in an area between the far end of the Social space and the Public space. The assumption is that the robot has the person in full sight for some time.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4782235 fatcat:lird7esjb5fu3km6p3yitk4jlq

Friends, robots, citizens?

Stephen Rainey
2016 Computers & society  
This paper asks whether and how an artefact, such as a robot, could be considered a citizen. In doing so, it approaches questions of political freedom and artefacts.  ...  : Where the robot is embodied such that it has interests in the nature of public space, it can be considered as capable of taking part in social cognition embedded in details of the environment.  ...  This can be done via Searle's notion of 'the Background' and the idea of 'civic nous'. 'The Background' The role of social commitment as a structure to public action is ineliminable.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2874239.2874271 fatcat:xkavck2lnngrzgtkg2quepkzpm

Embodiment in Socially Interactive Robots

Eric Deng, Bilge Mutlu, Maja J Mataric
2019 Foundations and Trends in Robotics  
This paper reviews the existing work that explores the role of physical embodiment in socially interactive robots.  ...  We introduce three taxonomies for the types of robot embodiment, robot social roles, and human-robot tasks.  ...  This paper reviews the existing work that explores the role of physical embodiment in socially interactive robots.  ... 
doi:10.1561/2300000056 fatcat:lpdcdsjkdrcqbavulyhgpw3aam

Towards a Formalization of Social Spaces for Socially Aware Robots [chapter]

Felix Lindner, Carola Eschenbach
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We show how permissions for actions of agents in social spaces can be modeled using the situations calculus.  ...  Specifications of social spaces and permissions build the fundament for socially aware action planning.  ...  We thank Christopher Habel for inspiring discussions on the topic of this article.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23196-4_16 fatcat:dyekx2vcjrhrdbypp274bc77wa

Would you like to sample? Robot engagement in a shopping centre

Meg Tonkin, Jonathan Vitale, Suman Ojha, Mary-Anne Williams, Paul Fuller, William Judge, Xun Wang
2017 2017 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)  
Only a limited percentage of research literature explores robot applications in public spaces.  ...  Nowadays, robots are gradually appearing in public spaces such as libraries, train stations, airports and shopping centres.  ...  We thank the students Jose Gunawarman and Le Kang, the University of Technology Sydney; ARC Discovery Project scheme that supports grant DP160102693; and CBA-UTS Social Robotics Partnership.  ... 
doi:10.1109/roman.2017.8172278 dblp:conf/ro-man/TonkinVOWFJW17 fatcat:kihctil3lbbcreszxnsddie75i

Service with a Robot Smile

Tom Gibson
2021 Mechanical engineering (New York, N.Y. 1919)  
As robots begin working in public spaces such as grocery stores and hospitals, engineers are discovering that the machines need to develop social senses to better interact with the humans they encounter  ...  When robots inhabit public spaces, it is important that they don't seem like a threat to humans.  ...  What roles should robots take?" As robots like Marty prove more and more successful, they will create a new set of challenges, both technical and social.  ... 
doi:10.1115/1.2021-jul4 fatcat:sd7tvwfdxzcpbhhyhvetllui2q

Applications of Robots for COVID-19 Response [article]

Robin R. Murphy, Vignesh Babu Manjunath Gandudi, Justin Adams
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This paper reviews 262 reports appearing between March 27 and July 4, 2020, in the press, social media, and scientific literature describing 203 instances of actual use of 104 different models of ground  ...  The largest number of reported instances were for public safety (74 out of 203) and clinical care (46), though robots for quality of life (27), continuity of work and education (22), laboratory and supply  ...  the role of autonomy as a control scheme.  ... 
arXiv:2008.06976v1 fatcat:svisjymz7jalvcbbdg6toehy3e
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