We, Robots: Correlated behaviour as observed by humans

Christian Kroos, Damith C. Herath

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In this study participants judged on the relationship between two interacting robots, one of them a mobile robot, the other one a stationary, robot arm-based artistic installation with a high flexibility in orienting its anthropomorphic face. The robots’ behaviour was either (1) weakly correlated through a loose tracking function, (2) independently random, or (3) independently random, but constrained to the same closely limited area. It was found that the true degree of coupling was reflected on average in the rating responses but that pseudo-random behaviour of one of the robots was judged less random if a relationship between the two robots was present. We argue that such robot-robot interaction experiments hold great value for social robotics as the interaction parameters are under complete control of the researchers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics - 6th International Conference, ICSR 2014, Proceedings
EditorsM. Beetz, B. Johnston, M.A. Williams
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319119731
ISBN (Print)9783319119724
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2014 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 27 Oct 201429 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Conference6th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2014


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