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Wake Up and Talk with Me! In-the-Field Study of an Autonomous Interactive Wake Up Robot

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In this paper, we present a robot that is designed to smoothly wake up a user in the morning. We created an autonomous interactive wake up robot that implements a wake up behavior that was selected through preliminary experiments. We conducted a user study to test the interactive robot and compared it to a baseline robot that behaves like a conventional alarm clock. We recruited 22 participants that agreed to bring the robot to their home and test it for two consecutive nights. The participants felt significantly less sleepy after waking up with the interactive robot, and reported significantly more intention to use the interactive robot.


  • In-the-field
  • User study
  • Autonomous robot

This research was supported by JST CREST Grant Number JPMJCR17A2, Japan.

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We would like to thank Yoko Kubota and Hiromi Kobayashi for their help in organizing the user study. We would also like to thank Kyohei Hosoda, Kota Maehama and Koki Makita for their involvement in the preliminary experiments.

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Oda, Y., Even, J., Kanda, T. (2020). Wake Up and Talk with Me! In-the-Field Study of an Autonomous Interactive Wake Up Robot. In: , et al. Social Robotics. ICSR 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 12483. Springer, Cham.

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