Interaction Initiation with a Museum Guide Robot: From the Lab into the Field

Laura-Dora Dazco, Lucie Kalova, Kresta Louise Febro Bonita, Marc Domenech Lopez, Matthias Rehm

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The use of social robots is making its way into public spaces
such as schools and museums. In this paper we investigate initiation of
interaction between a museum guide robot and visitors. First, we conducted
a lab experiment, based on a previous Japanese study, which
confirmed that participants prefer the robot with appropriate greeting
behavior to the robot without. Thus, we concluded that the results obtained
in the original study can be applied in the Danish cultural context.
Based on these findings, we conducted a field study in a Danish museum
to evaluate whether the same principles apply in the wild and to investigate
spatial behavior between robot and visitors in real world settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERACT 2021
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
EventINTERACT 2021: The 18th IFIP TV.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Bari, Italy
Duration: 30 Aug 20213 Sep 2021


ConferenceINTERACT 2021
Internet address


  • Human Robot Interaction
  • Field study
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison


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