Katelyn Swift-Spong

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— This paper describes an extended (6-session) interaction between an ethnically and geographically diverse group of 26 first-grade children and the DragonBot robot in the context of learning about healthy food choices. We find that children demonstrate a high level of enjoyment when interacting with the robot, and a statistically significant increase in(More)
—We present a study with an autonomous Socially Assistive Robot (SAR) coach that investigates the effect of comparative feedback given by a SAR on the self-efficacy of individuals post-stroke in a seated reaching task. We compare two types of feedback, self-comparative and other-comparative, against a control of no comparative feedback, with 23 participants(More)
Appropriate affect expression on robots is important in using robots to interact with humans. A pilot study was conducted to examine the recognition of emotive eye shape on the Nao as well as whether the addition of eye shape to emotive gestures would improve recognition of emotion. A comparison was made between the recognition and classification of emotive(More)
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