Investigating human perceptions of robot capabilities in remote human-robot team tasks based on first-person robot video feeds

Cody Canning, Thomas J. Donahue, Matthias Scheutz
2014 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
It is well-known that a robot's appearance and its observable behavior can affect a human interactant's perceptions of the robot's capabilities and propensities in settings where humans and robots are co-located; for remote interactions the specific effects are less clear. Here, we use a remote interaction setting to investigate possible effects of simulated versus real first-person robot video feeds. The first experiment uses subject-level comparisons of the two video conditions in a
more » ... t setting while the second and third experiments focus on a single robot, single video condition using a larger population (via Amazon Mechanical Turk) to study betweensubjects effects. The latter experiments also probe the effects of robot appearance, video feed type, and stake humans have in the task. We observe a complex interplay between interaction, robot appearance, and video feed type as they affect perceived collaboration, utility, competence, and warmth of the robot.
doi:10.1109/iros.2014.6943178 dblp:conf/iros/CanningDS14 fatcat:pfec7akfp5awdmvqu6q6noeee4