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The Oz of Wizard: Simulating the Human for Interaction Research

Aaron Steinfeld, Odest Chadwicke Jenkins and Brian Scassellati
Carnegie Mellon University, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), March, 2009

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Abstract

The Wizard of Oz experiment method has a long tradition of acceptance and use within the field of human-robot interaction. The community has traditionally downplayed the importance of interaction evaluations run with the inverse model: the human simulated to evaluate robot behavior, or “Oz of Wizard”. We argue that such studies play an important role in the field of human-robot interaction. We differentiate between methodologically rigorous human modeling and placeholder simulations using simplified human models. Guidelines are proposed for when Oz of Wizard results should be considered acceptable. This paper also describes a framework for describing the various permutations of Wizard and Oz states.

BibTeX Reference
@conference{Steinfeld-2009-10177,
title = {The Oz of Wizard: Simulating the Human for Interaction Research},
author = {Aaron Steinfeld and Odest Chadwicke Jenkins and Brian Scassellati},
booktitle = {ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)},
keyword = {Wizard of Oz, human-robot interaction, evaluation, interaction},
sponsor = {National Science Foundation},
school = {Robotics Institute , Carnegie Mellon University},
month = {March},
year = {2009},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
}
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