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2013 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
We evaluate the effects of robotic listening companionship on people's enjoyment of music, and on their perception of the robot. We present a robotic speaker device designed for joint listening and embodied performance of the music played on it. The robot generates smoothed real-time beat-synchronized dance moves, uses nonverbal gestures for common ground, and can make and maintain eye-contact. In an experimental between-subject study (n=67), participants listened to songs played on the speakerdoi:10.1109/hri.2013.6483605 fatcat:ofoeddeanbc4vdaroiphddvo7e