Well done, Robot! : the importance of praise and presence in human-robot collaboration

J. Reichenbach, C. Bartneck, J. Carpenter

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    Abstract

    This study reports on an experiment in which participants had to collaborate with either another human or a robot (partner). The robot would either be present in the room or only be represented on the participants' computer screen (presence). Furthermore, the participants' partner would either make 20 % errors or 40 % errors (error rate). We automatically measured the praising and punishing behavior of the participants towards their partners and also asked the participant to estimate their own behavior. The participants unconsciously praised Aibo more than the human partner, but punished it just as much. Robots that adapt to the users' behavior should therefore pay extra attention to the users' praises, compared to their punishments
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2006) 6-8 September 2006, Hatfield, United Kingdom
    EditorsK. Dautenhahn
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, New Jersey, USA
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Pages86-90
    ISBN (Print)1-4244-0565-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2006) - University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom
    Duration: 6 Sep 20068 Sep 2006
    Conference number: 15

    Conference

    Conference15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2006)
    Abbreviated titleRO-MAN 200
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityHatfield
    Period6/09/068/09/06

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