The Social Impact of a Robot Co-Worker in Industrial Settings

@article{Saupp2015TheSI,
  title={The Social Impact of a Robot Co-Worker in Industrial Settings},
  author={Allison Saupp{\'e} and Bilge Mutlu},
  journal={Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2015}
}
  • Allison Sauppé, Bilge Mutlu
  • Published 18 April 2015
  • Business
  • Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Across history and cultures, robots have been envisioned as assistants working alongside people. [] Key Result Our results show that, even in this safety-critical manufacturing setting, workers relate to the robot as a social entity and rely on cues to understand the robot's actions, which we observed to be critical for workers to feel safe when near the robot. These findings contribute to our understanding of interactions with robotic products in real-world settings and offer important design implications.

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