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dc.contributor.authorHiolle, Antoine
dc.contributor.authorCañamero, Lola
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Marina Davila
dc.contributor.authorBard, Kim A.
dc.identifier.citationHiolle , A , Cañamero , L , Ross , M D & Bard , K A 2012 , ' Eliciting Caregiving Behavior in Dyadic Human-Robot Attachment-Like Interactions ' , ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems , vol. 2 , no. 1 , 3 , pp. 3:1-3:24 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 696461
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: d4711983-9e11-4c26-81db-b76aca1713dd
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84983487470
dc.description.abstractWe present here the design and applications of an arousal-based model controlling the behavior of a Sony AIBO robot during the exploration of a novel environment: a children’s play mat. When the robot experiences too many new perceptions, the increase of arousal triggers calls for attention towards its human caregiver. The caregiver can choose to either calm the robot down by providing it with comfort, or to leave the robot coping with the situation on its own. When the arousal of the robot has decreased, the robot moves on to further explore the play mat. We gathered results from two experiments using this arousal-driven control architecture. In the first setting, we show that such a robotic architecture allows the human caregiver to influence greatly the learning outcomes of the exploration episode, with some similarities to a primary care- giver during early childhood. In a second experiment, we tested how human adults behaved in a similar setup with two different robots: one “needy”, often demanding attention, and one more independent, requesting far less care or assistance. Our results show that human adults recognise each profile of the robot for what they have been designed, and behave accordingly to what would be expected, caring more for the needy robot than for the other. Additionally, the subjects exhibited a preference and more positive affect whilst interacting and rating the robot we designed as needy. This experiment leads us to the conclusion that our architecture and setup succeeded in eliciting positive and caregiving behavior from adults of different age groups and technological background. Finally, the consistency and reactivity of the robot during this dyadic interaction appeared crucial for the enjoyment and engagement of the human partner.en
dc.relation.ispartofACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems
dc.titleEliciting Caregiving Behavior in Dyadic Human-Robot Attachment-Like Interactionsen
dc.contributor.institutionScience & Technology Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Computer Science
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Computer Science and Informatics Research
dc.contributor.institutionAdaptive Systems
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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