Transferring Human-Human Interaction Studies to HRI Scenarios in Public Space

  • Astrid Weiss
  • Nicole Mirnig
  • Roland Buchner
  • Florian Förster
  • Manfred Tscheligi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6947)


This paper presents the contextual analysis of the user requirements for a mobile navigation robot in public space. Three human-human interaction studies were conducted in order to gain a holistic understanding of the public space as interaction context for itinerary requests. All three human-human requirement studies were analyzed with respect to retrieve guidelines for human-robot interaction. This empirical work should contribute by: (1) providing recommendations for a communication structure from a communication studies perspective, (2) providing recommendations for navigation principles for human-robot interaction in public space from a socio-psychological and a HRI perspective, and (3) providing recommendations regarding (confounding) contextual variables from an HCI perspective.


Human-Robot Interaction Human-Human Interaction Public Space User Study User Requirement Analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Astrid Weiss
    • 1
  • Nicole Mirnig
    • 1
  • Roland Buchner
    • 1
  • Florian Förster
    • 1
  • Manfred Tscheligi
    • 1
  1. 1.ICT&S CenterUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

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