Survey

International Journal of Social Robotics

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 291-308

Social Robots for Long-Term Interaction: A Survey

  • Iolanda LeiteAffiliated withINESC-ID and IST, Technical University of Lisbon Email author 
  • , Carlos MartinhoAffiliated withINESC-ID and IST, Technical University of Lisbon
  • , Ana PaivaAffiliated withINESC-ID and IST, Technical University of Lisbon

Abstract

As the field of HRI evolves, it is important to understand how users interact with robots over long periods. This paper reviews the current research on long-term interaction between users and social robots. We describe the main features of these robots and highlight the main findings of the existing long-term studies. We also present a set of directions for future research and discuss some open issues that should be addressed in this field.

Keywords

Human-robot interaction Social robots Long-term interaction Longitudinal studies