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An exploratory comparative study of distance-learning programmes
(ACPI (Academic Conference Publishing International), 2011)
In this paper we describe an exploratory study of distance learning practice. We review five different distance learning programme models from five different schools at the University of Hertfordshire, each varying in ...
The Theatre methodology for facilitating discussion in human : Robot interaction on information disclosure in a home environment
Our research is concerned with developing scenarios for robot home companions as part of the EU project LIREC. In this work, we employed a particular methodology to gain user feedback in early stages of robot prototyping: ...
In memory of Manny Lehman, 'Father of Software Evolution'
The importance and pervasiveness of software systems makes software engineering a driver of the progress of humanity. Prof. Manny Lehman, with his constant, competent and passionate work, laid the foundation for an ...
Evaluating the Robot Personality and Verbal Behavior of Domestic Robots Using Video-Based Studies
Robots are increasingly being used in domestic environments and should be able to interact with inexperienced users. Human-human interaction and human-computer interaction research findings are relevant, but often limited ...
A long-term Human-Robot Proxemic study
A long-term Human-Robot Proxemic (HRP) study was performed using a newly developed Autonomous Proxemic System (APS) for a robot to measure and control the approach distances to the human participants. The main findings ...
The Negative Attitudes Towards Robots Scale and reactions to robot behaviour in a live Human-Robot Interaction study
This paper describes the use of the Negative Attitudes Towards Robots Scale (NARS) to explain participants' evaluations of robot behaviour styles in a Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) study. Twenty-eight participants interacted ...
Naturally Occurring Gestures in a Human-Robot Teaching Scenario
This paper describes our general framework for the investigation of how human gestures can be used to facilitate the interaction and communication between humans and robots.