A design process for lovotics

Hooman Aghaebrahimi Samani, Adrian David Cheok, Mili John Tharakan, Jeffrey Koh, Newton Fernando

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We refer to human-robot relationships as Lovotics. In this paper a design process for Lovotics is presented. In order to invoke these relationships, technological solutions can only take us so far. Design played an important role in order to engage users to explore the possibilities of bi-directional, human-robot love. We conducted a user-centric study in order to understand these factors and incorporate them into our design. The key issues of design for developing a strong emotional connection between robots and humans are investigated. A questionnaire is proposed and based on the results of this a robot with minimal design is developed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Robot Personal Relationships - 3rd International Conference, HRPR 2010, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783642193842
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, HRPR 2010 - Leiden, Netherlands
Duration: 23 Jun 201024 Jun 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume59 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference3rd International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, HRPR 2010


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