A study of a single robot interacting with groups of children in a rotation game scenario

  title={A study of a single robot interacting with groups of children in a rotation game scenario},
  author={I. Ren{\'e} J. A. te Boekhorst and Michael L. Walters and Kheng Lee Koay and Kerstin Dautenhahn and Chrystopher L. Nehaniv},
  journal={2005 International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation},
We tested the hypothesis that children are more attentive to a robot if the robot appears to be interested in the children. In addition, we investigated if and how the quality and quantity of a child's attentive behaviour varies with the distance to the robot, reflecting the notion of "social spaces". Hereto, 16 groups of up to 10 children each were engaged in a play scenario in which they had to move closer to a robot over 6 successive rounds. The robot was endowed with a "camera eye" and an… CONTINUE READING
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