Interactions with a Moody Robot

Rachel Kirby, Jodi Forlizzi, and Reid Simmons
Proceedings of Human-Robot Interaction, Salt Lake City, Utah, March, 2006, pp. 186-193.


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Abstract
This paper reports on the results of a long-term experiment in which a social robot's facial expressions were changed to reflect different moods. While the facial changes in each condition were not extremely different, they still altered how people interacted with the robot. On days when many visitors were present, average interactions with the robot were longer when the robot displayed either a "happy" or a "sad" expression instead of a neutral face, but the opposite was true for low-visitor days. The implications of these findings for human-robot social interaction are discussed.

Keywords
Human-robot interaction, social robots, psychology, emotions, moods, affective modeling

Notes
Sponsor: NSF
Grant ID: IIS-0329014, IIS-0121426
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center and Quality of Life Technology Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Reliable Autonomous Systems Lab and Human-Robot Interaction Group
Associated Project(s): Roboceptionist and Social Robots
Number of pages: 8

Text Reference
Rachel Kirby, Jodi Forlizzi, and Reid Simmons, "Interactions with a Moody Robot," Proceedings of Human-Robot Interaction, Salt Lake City, Utah, March, 2006, pp. 186-193.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Kirby_2006_5367,
   author = "Rachel Kirby and Jodi Forlizzi and Reid Simmons",
   title = "Interactions with a Moody Robot",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of Human-Robot Interaction, Salt Lake City, Utah",
   pages = "186-193",
   month = "March",
   year = "2006",
}