Effects of robotic companionship on music enjoyment and agent perception

  title={Effects of robotic companionship on music enjoyment and agent perception},
  author={Guy Hoffman and Keinan Vanunu},
  journal={2013 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)},
We evaluate the effects of robotic listening companionship on people's enjoyment of music, and on their perception of the robot. We present a robotic speaker device designed for joint listening and embodied performance of the music played on it. The robot generates smoothed real-time beat-synchronized dance moves, uses nonverbal gestures for common ground, and can make and maintain eye-contact. In an experimental between-subject study (n=67), participants listened to songs played on the… CONTINUE READING
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