— With automated driving systems, drivers may still be expected to resume full control of the vehicle. While structured transitions where drivers are given warning are desirable, it is critical to benchmark how drivers perform when transition of control is unstructured and occurs without advanced warning. In this study, we observed how participants (N=27)… (More)
This paper describes our approach to designing, developing behaviors for, and exploring the use of, a robotic footstool, which we named the mechanical ottoman. By approaching unsuspecting participants and attempting to get them to place their feet on the footstool, and then later attempting to break the engagement and get people to take their feet down, we… (More)
In this demonstration, we explore how everyday household robots-in particular, expressive robotic drawers' should behave when performing collaborative tasks with human users. We ran a Wizard of Oz study where participants assembled a cube while collaborating with the drawers, which contained the tools needed to complete the task. The demonstration will… (More)
This demonstration presents a robotic footstool--the mechanical ottoman--which approaches seated people and offers to support their feet, or alternatively can serve as seat or side table, then bids to take leave once engaged in the interaction.