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Improving Robot Tutoring Interactions Through Help-Seeking Behaviors

Kristin S. Jordan, Roxanna Pakkar, Maja J Mataric
2019 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)  
Robot tutors have great potential for supporting personalized learning, in both home and classroom settings. To be effective, robot tutors must encourage users to seek help as needed during the learning process. We conducted a between-subjects study with N = 45 participants to compare different types of learner help-seeking behaviors-pressing an on-screen button, pressing a physical button, and raising a hand-and assess how help-seeking behavior preferences relate to perceptions of the robot
more » ... ons of the robot tutor. The results indicate that hand raising was seen as the hardest method for a user to perform but the most useful and beneficial, with positive trends in students' intention to use a robot.
doi:10.1109/ro-man46459.2019.8956370 dblp:conf/ro-man/JordanPM19 fatcat:ctzflztocrhbdjy5fmeqlgbfem