Designing Robot Personalities for Human-Robot Symbiotic Interaction in an Educational Context

  • David Cameron
  • Samuel Fernando
  • Abigail Millings
  • Michael Szollosy
  • Emily Collins
  • Roger Moore
  • Amanda Sharkey
  • Tony Prescott
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9793)

Abstract

The Expressive Agents for Symbiotic Education and Learning project explores human-robot symbiotic interaction with the aim to understand the development of symbiosis over long-term tutoring interactions. The final EASEL system will be built upon the neurobiologically grounded architecture - Distributed Adaptive Control. In this paper, we present the design of an interaction scenario to support development of the DAC, in the context of a synthetic tutoring assistant. Our humanoid robot, capable of life-like simulated facial expressions, will interact with children in a public setting to teach them about exercise and energy. We discuss the range of measurements used to explore children’s responses during, and experiences of, interaction with a social, expressive robot.

Keywords

Human-robot interaction Humanoid Psychology Symbiosis Facial expression 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-ICT-2013-10) under grant agreement no. 611971. We thank Theo Botsford and Jenny Harding for their assistance in scenario development.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Cameron
    • 1
  • Samuel Fernando
    • 1
  • Abigail Millings
    • 1
  • Michael Szollosy
    • 1
  • Emily Collins
    • 1
  • Roger Moore
    • 1
  • Amanda Sharkey
    • 1
  • Tony Prescott
    • 1
  1. 1.Sheffield RoboticsUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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