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

Amol Deshmukh, Srinivasan Janarthanam, Helen Hastie, Mei Yii Lim, Ruth Aylett, Ginevra Castellano

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interation
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages423-424
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781467383707
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2016

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    Deshmukh, A., Janarthanam, S., Hastie, H., Lim, M. Y., Aylett, R., & Castellano, G. (2016). How Expressiveness of a Robotic Tutor is Perceived by Children in a Learning Environment. In 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interation (pp. 423-424 ). Association for Computing Machinery. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2906908