Variable body image - Evaluation framework of robot's appearance using movable human-like parts

Hirotaka Osaw, Yuji Matsuda, Ren Ohmura, Michita Imai

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Abstract

Many HRI researchers try to make guidelines for an appearance of the robot. However, these guidelines are insufficient to design and to evaluate a robot's appearance separately. We propose new evaluation framework called "variable body image" to solve this problem. This framework changes the appearance of a robot with divided human-like robotic parts and makes it possible to evaluate the appearance during interaction. We designed and implemented hardware and software of movable human-like parts to achieve our framework. Using our framework, we evaluated the types of robot appearance that is effective in human-robot interaction by comparing interactions between a participant and a cart equipped with different human-like parts. We used user preference ratings for the SRT (system response time) to evaluate the effectiveness of the appearances. Our result suggests that a user treats a robot as an anthropomorphic agent even if there are no anthropomorphic parts. The result also suggests that the eyes are more effective in an interaction as compared to the mouth.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperimental Design for Real-World Systems - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium
Pages33-40
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 5
EventExperimental Design for Real-World Systems - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Mar 232009 Mar 25

Publication series

NameAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report
VolumeSS-09-03

Other

OtherExperimental Design for Real-World Systems - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityStanford, CA
Period09/3/2309/3/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Osaw, H., Matsuda, Y., Ohmura, R., & Imai, M. (2009). Variable body image - Evaluation framework of robot's appearance using movable human-like parts. In Experimental Design for Real-World Systems - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium (pp. 33-40). (AAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report; Vol. SS-09-03).