The Santabot Experiment: A Pilot Study of Human-Robot Interaction

Mikael Svenstrup (Producer), Søren Tranberg Hansen (Producer), Hans Jørgen Andersen (Producer), Thomas Bak (Producer)

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The focus is to study people's willingness to interact, and their reaction when a robot enters their daily environment. The robot autonomously detects and follows people, while keeping a safe distance. The conclusion was that people were positive towards robots in their daily life. The experiments gave knowledge about using robots in open-ended environments, and knowledge about people's reactions and expectations to robots in urban environments.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Human-robot interaction
  • Learning from interaction
  • Following people
  • Assistive robots

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