Interactions between Humans and Robots

Evgenios Vlachos, Henrik Schärfe

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Combining multiple scientific disciplines, robotic technology has made significant progress the last decade, and so did the interactions between humans and robots. This article updates the agenda for robotic research by highlighting the
factors that affect Human – Robot Interaction (HRI), and explains the relationships and dependencies that exist between them. The four main factors that define the properties of a robot, and therefore the interaction, are distributed in two dimensions: (1) Intelligence (Control - Autonomy), and (2) Perspective (Tool -
Medium). Based on these factors, we introduce a generic model for comparing and contrasting robots (CCM), aiming to provide a common platform for robot designers, developers and users. The framework for HRI we propose stems mainly from the vagueness and the lack of clarity that has been observed in the definitions of both Direct and Indirect HRI.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st AAU Workshop on Human-Centered Robotics
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-87-7112-090-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event1st AAU Workshop on Human-Centered Robotics - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 15 Nov 2012 → …


Workshop1st AAU Workshop on Human-Centered Robotics
Period15/11/2012 → …


  • human - robot interaction; robot properties; interactions; operator; autonomy; control; tool; medium

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