The distant gardener: what conversations in the Telegarden reveal about human-telerobotic interaction

  title={The distant gardener: what conversations in the Telegarden reveal about human-telerobotic interaction},
  author={Peter H. Kahn and Batya Friedman and Irene S. Alexander and Nathan G. Freier and Stephanie L. Collett},
  journal={ROMAN 2005. IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2005.},
We investigated human interaction with a specific telerobotic installation: The Telegarden, a community garden that allows users to plant and tend seeds in a remote garden by controlling a robotic arm through a Web-based interface. Based on an analysis of 3 months of associated online chat (347 participants, 16,504 postings), results showed the following: (t) conversations focused on nature (13%), technology (22%), and human relationships (69%); (2) patterns of conversation appeared to follow… 

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