The Effect of Speech Location on the Likability of a Robotic System

Ingo Keller, Murat Gunana, Katrin Solveig Lohan

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In this paper, we will present a Human Robot
Interaction (HRI) pilot study, that investigates the question,
which impact the location of speech production has on a simple
gesture interpretation game with the iCub robot. Participants
where asked to communicate about different objects on a table
by using a pointing gesture. As a feedback the robot would
produce sentences confirming the object selected by the human.
Using the Godspeed questionnaire we found that the robot has
a higher likability, the animation is preferred and there are
differences in the behaviour of the participants between the
two speech conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2017
Event5th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction: Workshop on The body of embodiment: Understanding Embodiment in human-agent interaction – an interdisciplinary approach - Germany, Bielefeld, Germany
Duration: 17 Oct 201717 Oct 2017


Workshop5th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction


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