Postures of a robot arm-window to robot intentions?

Sridatta Chatterjee, Oren Shriki, Idit Shalev, Tal Oron Gilad

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Abstract

Body language of robot arms, have rarely been explored as a medium of conveying robot intentions. An explorative study was done focusing on two questions: one, if robot arm postures can convey robot intentions, and two, if participants coming in contact with this robot arm for the first time can associate any meaning to the postures without watching the robot in action, or working with it. Thirty five participants took part in this exploratory study. Results show significant effect of the design of postures on the interpretation of its meaning. Postures designed in tempered form of human/animal-like body language could successfully convey the desired intention to a significant number of people in the following categories: 'Robot giving object in a friendly manner'; 'Robot is saying Hi!', 'Robot has been told not to disturb'. Developers may predefine such postures in a robot to enhance its acceptability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages676-681
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509039296
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Nov 2016
Event25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2016 - New York, United States
Duration: 26 Aug 201631 Aug 2016

Publication series

Name25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2016

Conference

Conference25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
Period26/08/1631/08/16

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