On the Importance of Posture and the Interaction Environment

Andreas Kornmaaler Hansen, Juliane Nilsson, Elizabeth Ann Jochum, Damith Herath

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Abstract

This work explores three concepts relevant to the study of human-robot interaction: posture, setting and evaluation methods. The first concept is the importance of a robot's posture on its perceived interaction affordances. Early findings suggest that the same robot presented in different postural arrangements may significantly impact the way the interaction is perceived. Second, there is growing evidence to suggest the importance of situating interaction studies in-the-wild. We observed that the environment an interaction is situated in strongly affects the outcome, an indication that experiments constrained to the laboratory may not reveal useful social aspects relevant to understanding HRI fully. Finally, in order to conduct in-the-wild studies, we argue that current practice of using single-strand methods may not be sufficient; we instead explore a mixed-methods approach to study the complex social and environmental interplay between the robot, the participant and the bystanders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of HRI '20: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationHRI '20: Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM Association for Computing Machinery
Pages227-229
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781450370578
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Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2020
EventHRI '20: Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction - Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Mar 202026 Mar 2020
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ConferenceHRI '20: Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Abbreviated titleHRI 2020
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period23/03/2026/03/20
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Hansen, A. K., Nilsson, J., Jochum, E. A., & Herath, D. (2020). On the Importance of Posture and the Interaction Environment. In Proceedings of HRI '20: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction: HRI '20: Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 227-229). New York, NY, USA: ACM Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378288