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The case of classroom robots: teachers’ deliberations on the ethical tensions
The results from several focus groups conducted with teachers in three European countries are presented and a theoretical account of teachers’ perspectives on classroom robots pertaining to privacy, robot role, effects on children and responsibility are provided.
An extended framework for characterizing social robots
- Kim Baraka, Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, T. Ribeiro
- Computer ScienceSpringer Series on Bio- and Neurosystems
- 23 July 2019
A framework for characterizing social robots along seven dimensions that are found to be most relevant to their design is contributed, which builds on and goes beyond existing frameworks, such as classifications and taxonomies found in the literature.
Effects of Distinct Robot Navigation Strategies on Human Behavior in a Crowded Environment
- Christoforos Mavrogiannis, A. Hutchinson, John Macdonald, Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Ross A. Knepper
- Computer Science14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human…
- 1 March 2019
Evidence that human acceleration is lower when navigating around an autonomous robot compared to a teleoperated one and the lack of evidence to support the conventional expectation that teleoperation would be humans' preferred strategy are found.
A Study on Trust in a Robotic Suitcase
- Beatriz Quintino Ferreira, Kelly Karipidou, F. Rosa, Sofia Petisca, Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Ana Paiva
- 1 November 2016
For an autonomous robotic suitcase to be successful as a product, people need to trust it, and interestingly participants seemed to trust more when aBag was further away, bringing positive results to the development of this kind of robotic apparatus.
Sparking Creativity with Robots: A Design Perspective
We present the design and evaluation process of a robot aimed at stimulating creativity in humans in a collaborative drawing-oriented task. Collaboration towards a common goal is known to be one of…
Groups of humans and robots: Understanding membership preferences and team formation
- Filipa Correia, Sofia Petisca, Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, T. Ribeiro, Francisco S. Melo, A. Paiva
- PsychologyRobotics: Science and Systems
- 12 July 2017
Investigating how humans choose robots to partner with in a multi-party game context finds that when a partner is chosen without previous partnering experience, people tend to prefer robots with relationship-driven characteristics as their partners compared with competitive robots.
Empathic Robotic Tutors for Personalised Learning: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Insight from the literature is extended to include tools from user-centered design and analyses of human-human interaction as the basis of a multidisciplinary approach in the development of an empathic robotic tutor.
Humanization of robots: Is it really such a good idea?
- Jean‐Christophe Giger, Nuno Piçarra, Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Raquel Oliveira, P. Arriaga
- BiologyHuman Behavior and Emerging Technologies
- 1 April 2019
This review examines the pros and cons of humanizing social robots following a psychological perspective and discusses the overall effects of the humanization of robots in HRI and suggested new avenues of research and development.
Designing Robotic Teaching Assistants: Interaction Design Students' and Children's Views
Since children's designs may be influenced by their knowledge of robotics it is important to be aware of children's backgrounds and take those into account when including children in the design process.
YOLO, a Robot for Creativity: A Co-Design Study with Children
How established educational strategies that enhance creativity were combined with co-designing with children as informants to reach the the prototype design of the robot YOLO is described.