Perception of affect elicited by robot motion

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Perception of affect elicited by robot motion
—Nonverbal behaviors serve as a rich source of information in inter human communication. In particular, motion cues can reveal details on a person’s current physical and mental state. Research has shown, that people do not only interpret motion cues of humans in these terms, but also the motion of animals and inanimate devices such as robots. In order to successfully integrate mobile robots in domestic environments, designers have therefore to take into account how the device will be perceived by the user. In this study we analyzed the relationship between motion characteristics of a robot and perceived affect. Based on a literature study we selected two motion characteristics, namely acceleration and curvature, which appear to be most influential for how motion is perceived. We systematically varied these motion parameters and recorded participants interpretations in terms of affective content. Our results suggest a strong relation between motion parameters and attribution of aff...
Martin Saerbeck, Christoph Bartneck
Added 17 May 2010
Updated 17 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where HRI
Authors Martin Saerbeck, Christoph Bartneck
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