Selecting the right robot: Influence of user attitude, robot sociability and embodiment on user preferences

@article{Ligthart2015SelectingTR,
  title={Selecting the right robot: Influence of user attitude, robot sociability and embodiment on user preferences},
  author={Mike Ligthart and Khiet P. Truong},
  journal={2015 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)},
  year={2015},
  pages={682-687}
}
Selecting the suitable form of a robot, i.e. physical or virtual, for a task is not straightforward. The choice for a physical robot is not self-evident when the task is not physical but entirely social in nature. Results from previous studies comparing robots with different body types are found to be inconclusive. We performed a user study to provide a more sound comparison between a virtual and physical robot operating in a social setting. Besides body type, we manipulated the sociability of… CONTINUE READING