Human-Robot Interaction: Evaluation Methods and Their Standardization

Céline Jost (Editor), Brigitte Le Pévédic (Editor), Tony Belpaeme (Editor), Cindy Bethel (Editor), Dimitrios Chrysostomou (Editor), Nigel Crook (Editor), Marine Grandgeorge7 (Editor), Nicole Mirnig (Editor)

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This book offers the first comprehensive yet critical overview of methods used to evaluate interaction between humans and social robots. It reviews commonly used evaluation methods, and shows that they are not always suitable for this purpose. Using representative case studies, the book identifies good and bad practices for evaluating human-robot interactions and proposes new standardized processes as well as recommendations, carefully developed on the basis of intensive discussions between specialists in various HRI-related disciplines, e.g. psychology, ethology, ergonomics, sociology, ethnography, robotics, and computer science. The book is the result of a close, long-standing collaboration between the editors and the invited contributors, including, but not limited to, their inspiring discussions at the workshop on Evaluation Methods Standardization for Human-Robot Interaction (EMSHRI), which have been organized yearly since 2015. By highlighting and weighing good and bad practices in evaluation design for HRI, the book will stimulate the scientific community to search for better solutions, take advantages of interdisciplinary collaborations, and encourage the development of new standards to accommodate the growing presence of robots in the day-to-day and social lives of human beings.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages385
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-42306-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-42307-0
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2020
SeriesSpringer Series on Bio- and Neurosystems


  • Human-robot Communication Models
  • Statistical Methods for Human-robot Interaction
  • Socially Interactive Robots
  • Classifying Social Robots
  • User Evaluation of Companion Robots
  • Robot Prototype Trials
  • Psychophysiological Measures in HRI
  • Behavioral Measures in HRI
  • Task Performance Metrics in HRI
  • Large Scale Human Studies in HRI
  • Validating Questionnaires for HRI Research
  • Structured Interviews in HRI Research
  • UX Evaluation in Social HRI
  • Anthropomorphism in HRI
  • Robust Experimental Design for HRI
  • Long-term HRI
  • EMSHRI Workshops


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  • Introduction to (Re)Using Questionnaires in Human-Robot Interaction Research

    Rueben, M., Elprama, S. A., Chrysostomou, D. & Jacobs, A., 14 May 2020, Human-Robot Interaction: Evaluation Methods and Their Standardization. Jost, C., Le Pévédic, B., Belpaeme, T., Bethel, C., Chrysostomou, D., Crook, N., Grandgeorge, M. & Mirnig, N. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer, p. 125-144 (Springer Series on Bio- and Neurosystems; No. 1, Vol. 12).

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