Investigating the effect of social cues on social agency judgement

Aimi Shazwani Ghazali, Jaap Ham, Panos Markopoulos, Emilia Barakova

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Abstract

To advance the research area of social robotics, it is important to understand the effect of different social cues on the perceived social agency to a robot. This paper evaluates three sets of verbal and nonverbal social cues (emotional intonation voice, facial expression and head movement) demonstrated by a social agent delivering several messages. A convenience sample of 18 participants interacted with SociBot, a robot that can demonstrate such cues, experienced in sequence seven sets of combinations of social cues. After each interaction, participants rated the robot's social agency (assessing its resemblance to a real person, and the extent to which they judged it to be like a living creature). As expected, adding social cues led to higher social agency judgments; especially facial expression was connected to higher social agency judgments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2019 - 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages586-587
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538685556
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2019
Event14th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2019 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 11 Mar 201914 Mar 2019

Conference

Conference14th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period11/03/1914/03/19

Keywords

  • social agency
  • social cues
  • social robotics

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