How does telenoid affect the communication between children in classroom setting?

Ryuji Yamazaki, Shuichi Nishio, Kohei Ogawa, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Kohei Matsumura, Kensuke Koda, Tsutomu Fujinami

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Abstract

It needs to be investigated how humanoid robots may affect people in the real world when they are employed to express the presence, a feel of being there, in tele-communication. We brought Telenoid, a tele-operated humanoid robot, into a classroom at an elementary school to see how schoolchildren respond to it. Our study is exploratory and we focused on the social aspects that might facilitate communication between schoolchildren. We found that Telenoid affected the way children work as group. They participated in the group work more positively, became more spontaneous, and differentiated their roles. We observed that Telenoid's limited capability led them to change their attitudes so that they could work together. The result suggests that the limited functionality may facilitate cooperation among participants in classroom setting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtended Abstracts - The 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012
Pages351-366
Number of pages16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2012 May 52012 May 10

Other

Other30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period12/5/512/5/10

Keywords

  • android
  • cooperation
  • human interaction
  • minimal design
  • role differentiation
  • tele-operation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Yamazaki, R., Nishio, S., Ogawa, K., Ishiguro, H., Matsumura, K., Koda, K., & Fujinami, T. (2012). How does telenoid affect the communication between children in classroom setting? In Extended Abstracts - The 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012 (pp. 351-366) https://doi.org/10.1145/2212776.2212814