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How a Robot's Social Credibility Affects Safety Performance

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Social Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationICSR 2019
EditorsMiguel A. Salichs, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Emilia Barakova, John-John Cabibihan, Alan R. Wagner, Álvaro Castro-González, Hongsheng He
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 13 Aug 2019
EventThe Eleventh International Conference on Social Robotics - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 26 Nov 201929 Nov 2019
Conference number: 11


ConferenceThe Eleventh International Conference on Social Robotics
Abbreviated titleICSR 2019
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This paper connects the two domains of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) and safety engineering to ensure that the design of interactive robots considers an effect of social behaviours on safety functionality.
We conducted a preliminary user study with a social robot that alerts participants during a puzzle-solving task to an environmental hazard.
Our study findings show an indicative trend that users who were interrupted by a socially credible robot are more likely to act and mitigate the hazard than users interrupted by a robot lacking social credibility.

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