How Expressiveness of a Robotic Tutor is Perceived by Children in a Learning Environment

Deshmukh, A. , Janarthanam, S., Hastie, H., Lim, M. Y., Aylett, R. and Castellano, G. (2016) How Expressiveness of a Robotic Tutor is Perceived by Children in a Learning Environment. In: 2016 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Christchurch, New Zealand, 7-10 March 2016, pp. 423-424. ISBN 9781467383707 (doi:10.1109/HRI.2016.7451787)

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Abstract

We present a study investigating the expressiveness of two different types of robots in a tutoring task. The robots used were i) the EMYS robot, with facial expression capabilities, and ii) the NAO robot, without facial expressions but able to perform expressive gestures. Preliminary results show that the NAO robot was perceived to be more friendly, pleasant and empathic than the EMYS robot as a tutor in a learning environment.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Deshmukh, Dr Amol
Authors: Deshmukh, A., Janarthanam, S., Hastie, H., Lim, M. Y., Aylett, R., and Castellano, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISSN:2167-2148
ISBN:9781467383707
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 European Union
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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