Using child-robot interaction to investigate the user acceptance of constrained and artificial languages

Omar Mubin, Suleman Shahid, Eva van de Sande, Emiel Krahmer, Marc Swerts, Christoph Bartneck, Loe Feijs

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Abstract

The possibility of improving speech recognition accuracy within human computer and robot interaction by having users interact in a constrained natural language or an artificial language has been explored. However, what has not been evaluated yet is the user acceptance of such forms of interaction. In this paper we discuss two separate but similar studies which were aimed at assessing the usability of constrained and artificial languages in contrast to natural languages. The interaction context was implemented in a game played between children and the iCat robot. We subjectively measured various variables related to gaming experience and interacting in the new languages. Our results reveal that there were no significant differences in the user experience across the two interaction mediums in comparison to natural languages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th International Symposium in Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2010
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages588-593
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-7990-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7991-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2010
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2010 - Viareggio, Italy
Duration: 12 Sep 201015 Sep 2010

Conference

Conference19th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2010
CountryItaly
CityViareggio
Period12/09/1015/09/10

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