Security and guidance: Two roles for a humanoid robot in an interaction experiment

Gabriele Trovato, Alexander Lopez, Renato Paredes, Francisco Cuellar

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Abstract

Security is one of the possible fields in human society in which robotics can be applied. Human guards usually perform a range of tasks in which a robot can provide help. A security company collaborated with us in the design and development of a robot that should serve in patrolling large indoor areas, interacting with humans, welcoming, providing information, and be a telepresence platform for the human security guards. In this paper we present a preliminary experiment which involved this new robot in two roles: security and guidance. The former being important especially during night, and the latter being common in daytime, when guards are usually interacting with people who ask them information. The results of the experiment with 55 participants showed how the perception of the appearance of the robot and its effectiveness are influenced by its behaviour and its related perceived more authoritative or kinder traits. These results provide useful indication for the employment of robot guards in a real world situation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2017 - 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages230-235
Number of pages6
Volume2017-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538635186
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 8
Event26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2017 Aug 282017 Sep 1

Other

Other26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2017
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period17/8/2817/9/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Optimization

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