Levels of embodiment: Linguistic analyses of factors influencing HRI

Kerstin Fischer, Katrin S. Lohan, Kilian Foth

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the role of physical embodiment of a robot and its degrees of freedom in HRI. Both factors have been suggested to be relevant in definitions of embodiment, and so far we do not understand their effects on the way people interact with robots very well. Linguistic analyses of verbal interactions with robots differing with respect to physical embodiment and degrees of freedom provide a useful methodology to investigate factors conditioning human-robot interaction. Results show that both physical embodiment and degrees of freedom influence interaction, and that the effect of physical embodiment is located in the interpersonal domain, concerning in how far the robot is perceived as an interaction partner, whereas degrees of freedom influence the way users project the suitability of the robot for the current task.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI '12: Proceedings of the seventh annual ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages463-470
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781450310635
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Event7th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2012 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 5 Mar 20128 Mar 2012

Conference

Conference7th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2012
Abbreviated titleHRI'12
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period5/03/128/03/12

Keywords

  • degrees of freedom
  • embodiment
  • linguistic analysis
  • robot simulation
  • verbal human-robot interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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