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An Interactive Robotic System for Promoting Social Engagement

2017

Conference Paper

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This abstract (and poster) is a condensed version of Burns' Master's thesis and related journal article. It discusses the use of imitation via robotic motion learning to improve human-robot interaction. It focuses on the preliminary results from a pilot study of 12 subjects. We hypothesized that the robot's use of imitation will increase the user's openness towards engaging with the robot. Post-imitation, experimental subjects displayed a more positive emotional state, had higher instances of mood contagion towards the robot, and interpreted the robot to have a higher level of autonomy than their control group counterparts. These results point to an increased user interest in engagement fueled by personalized imitation during interaction.

Author(s): Rachael Burns and Hifza Javed and Myounghoon Jeon and Ayanna Howard and Chung Hyuk Park
Book Title: International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2017
Year: 2017
Month: September

Department(s): Haptic Intelligence
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)
Paper Type: Abstract

Event Name: International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2017
Event Place: Vancouver, Canada

BibTex

@inproceedings{Burns17-IROS-Abstract2,
  title = {An Interactive Robotic System for Promoting Social Engagement},
  author = {Burns, Rachael and Javed, Hifza and Jeon, Myounghoon and Howard, Ayanna and Park, Chung Hyuk},
  booktitle = {International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2017},
  month = sep,
  year = {2017},
  month_numeric = {9}
}