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How Would You Describe Assistive Robots to People Who are Blind or Low Vision?

Byung-Cheol Min, Aaron Steinfeld and M Bernardine Dias
Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts, pp. 91-92, March, 2015

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Abstract

Assistive robots can enhance the safety, efficiency, and independence of people who are blind or low vision (B/LV) during urban travel. However, a clear understanding is still lacking in how best to introduce and describe an assistive robot to B/LV persons in a way that facilitates effective human-robot interaction. The goal of this study was to understand how different people would describe an assistive robot to a B/LV traveler. Our preliminary results showed that participants described the robot in a similar order (i.e. robot’s appearance, function, and capability in order); however, they had different focuses on their descriptions. This pilot study will lead to better descriptions of assistive robots to B/LV users, supporting more effective interaction in our future real-world deployment works.

BibTeX Reference
@conference{Min-2015-5919,
title = {How Would You Describe Assistive Robots to People Who are Blind or Low Vision?},
author = {Byung-Cheol Min and Aaron Steinfeld and M Bernardine Dias},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts},
publisher = {ACM},
school = {Robotics Institute , Carnegie Mellon University},
month = {March},
year = {2015},
pages = {91-92},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
}
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