Children's adaptation in multi-session interaction with a humanoid robot

Marco Nalin, Ilaria Baroni, Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, Lola Canamero, Matthew Lewis, Aryel Beck, Heriberto Cuayahuitl, Alberto Sanna

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Abstract

This work presents preliminary observations from a study of children (N=19, age 5-12) interacting in multiple sessions with a humanoid robot in a scenario involving game activities. The main purpose of the study was to see how their perception of the robot, their engagement, and their enjoyment of the robot as a companion evolve across multiple interactions, separated by one-two weeks. However, an interesting phenomenon was observed during the experiment: most of the children soon adapted to the behaviors of the robot, in terms of speech timing, speed and tone, verbal input formulation, nodding, gestures, etc. We describe the experimental setup and the system, and our observations and preliminary analysis results, which open interesting questions for further research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Pages351-357
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2012 - Paris, France
Duration: Sep 9 2012Sep 13 2012

Other

Other2012 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2012
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period9/9/129/13/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Nalin, M., Baroni, I., Kruijff-Korbayova, I., Canamero, L., Lewis, M., Beck, A., Cuayahuitl, H., & Sanna, A. (2012). Children's adaptation in multi-session interaction with a humanoid robot. In Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (pp. 351-357). [6343778] https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2012.6343778