Experimental designs for cross-cultural interactions: A case study on affective body movements for HRI

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Abstract

Culture is not the first aspect that comes to mind when discussing human robot interaction. But our cultural upbringing does to a large degree influence our patterns of behavior and interpretation. Thus, culture is present in the development of robotic systems right from the start, unconsciously influencing
how robots look like, what we envision with them to do, and how they are programmed to interact with the user. In this paper we argue that is is beneficial to make this unconscious influence explicit and take it into account during the development (and evaluation). To this end we present a principled approach
of capturing various cultural influences during the development process and exemplify this approach with a case study of affective body movements.
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Culture is not the first aspect that comes to mind when discussing human robot interaction. But our cultural upbringing does to a large degree influence our patterns of behavior and interpretation. Thus, culture is present in the development of robotic systems right from the start, unconsciously influencing
how robots look like, what we envision with them to do, and how they are programmed to interact with the user. In this paper we argue that is is beneficial to make this unconscious influence explicit and take it into account during the development (and evaluation). To this end we present a principled approach
of capturing various cultural influences during the development process and exemplify this approach with a case study of affective body movements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 12th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids)
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Publication date2012
Pages78-83
ISBN (Print)9781467313674
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-1368-1, 978-1-4673-1369-8
DOI
StatePublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventIEEE/RAS Humanoids 2012 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 29 Nov 20121 Dec 2012

Conference

ConferenceIEEE/RAS Humanoids 2012
LandJapan
ByOsaka
Periode29/11/201201/12/2012
SeriesIEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
ISSN2164-0572

    Research areas

  • HRI, Affective Body Movement, Culture Aware Technology, Humanoid Robot

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