Pilot Study of Person Robot Interaction in a Public Transit Space

Mikael Svenstrup, Thomas Bak, Ouri Maler, Hans Jørgen Andersen, Ole B. Jensen

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This paper describes a study of the effect of a human interactive robot placed in an urban transit space. The underlying hypothesis is that it is possible to create interesting new living spaces and induce value in terms of experiences, information or economics, by putting socially interactive mobile agents into public urban transit area. To investigate the hypothesis, an experiment was carried out at a bus terminal serving both a transit space and a shopping mall, where an autonomous robot were to detect and follow random people. The people that were followed were asked to fill our a questionnaire for quantitative analysis of the experiment. In addition video documentation of the experiment was used in the evaluation. The results showed that people were generally positive towards having mobile robots in this type of environment where shopping is combined with transit. However, it also showed harder than expected to start interaction with commuters due to their determination and speed towards their goal. Further it was demonstrated that it was possible to track and follow people, who were not beforehand informed about the experiment. The evaluation indicated that the distance to initiate interaction was shorter than would be expected for normal human to human interaction.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the International Conference on Research and Education in Robotics EUROBOT 2008 : Mission to Mars
Antal sider12
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato2009
Sider120-131
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2009
BegivenhedEurobot Conference 2008 - Heidelberg, Tyskland
Varighed: 21 maj 200825 maj 2008

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KonferenceEurobot Conference 2008
LandTyskland
ByHeidelberg
Periode21/05/200825/05/2008
NavnLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN1865-0929

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    Svenstrup, M., Bak, T., Maler, O., Andersen, H. J., & Jensen, O. B. (2009). Pilot Study of Person Robot Interaction in a Public Transit Space. I Proceedings of the International Conference on Research and Education in Robotics EUROBOT 2008: Mission to Mars (s. 120-131). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03558-6_9
    Svenstrup, Mikael ; Bak, Thomas ; Maler, Ouri ; Andersen, Hans Jørgen ; Jensen, Ole B. / Pilot Study of Person Robot Interaction in a Public Transit Space. Proceedings of the International Conference on Research and Education in Robotics EUROBOT 2008: Mission to Mars. Springer, 2009. s. 120-131 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review

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    Svenstrup M, Bak T, Maler O, Andersen HJ, Jensen OB. Pilot Study of Person Robot Interaction in a Public Transit Space. I Proceedings of the International Conference on Research and Education in Robotics EUROBOT 2008: Mission to Mars. Springer. 2009. s. 120-131. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03558-6_9