The Sound or Silence: Investigating the Influence of Robot Noise on Proxemics

Gabriele Trovato, Renato Paredes, Javier Balvin, Francisco Cuellar, Nicolai Bæk Thomsen, Søren Bech, Zheng Hua Tan

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Abstract

In the design of robots that have to share spaces with humans, design plays an important role in the acceptance, and sound is one further aspect that should not be neglected, in order to facilitate interaction and minimise repulsion. Following a previous research in which an uncomfortable noise from a robot was identified, we present an interaction study in which the same noise was tested in order to measure the effect on proxemics, as opposed to a silent condition and to a different version of the sound, masked with ambient music. The results obtained with the participation of 60 subjects show the effectiveness of the mask in avoiding the negative effect of the noise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2018 - 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages713-718
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538679807
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 6
Event27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2018 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 2018 Aug 272018 Aug 31

Other

Other27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2018
CountryChina
CityNanjing
Period18/8/2718/8/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Communication
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Trovato, G., Paredes, R., Balvin, J., Cuellar, F., Thomsen, N. B., Bech, S., & Tan, Z. H. (2018). The Sound or Silence: Investigating the Influence of Robot Noise on Proxemics. In RO-MAN 2018 - 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (pp. 713-718). [8525795] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2018.8525795