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Can Robots Impact Human Comfortability During a Live Interview?

Maria Elena Lechuga Redondo; Alessandra Sciutti; Sara Incao; Francesco Rea; Radoslaw Niewiadomski;
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  • Published: 08 Mar 2021
Abstract
Interaction among humans does not always proceed without errors; situations might happen in which a wrong word or attitude can cause the partner to feel uneasy. However, humans are often very sensitive to these interaction failures and may be able to fix them. Our research aims to endow robots with the same skill. Thus the first step, presented in this short paper, investigates to what extent a humanoid robot can impact someone’s Comfortability in a realistic setting. To capture natural reactions, a set of real interviews performed by the humanoid robot iCub (acting as the interviewer) were organized. The interviews were designed in collaboration with a journali...
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free text keywords: Comfortability, Human-Robot Social Interaction, Affective Com- puting, Humanoid Robot
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EC| wHiSPER
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wHiSPER
investigating Human Shared PErception with Robots
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 804388
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG
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