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.
|Title of host publication||11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interation|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Mar 2016|
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