A personalized robot companion - The role of individual differences on spatial preferences in HRI scenarios

D.S. Syrdal, K.L. Koay, M.L. Walters, K. Dautenhahn

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between
individual differences and proxemic behaviour in an HRI setting
involving a robot approaching a person. In total 33 participants
took part in three different scenarios; verbal interaction,
physical interaction and no interaction. Participant control
over the robot, and approach direction was also varied.
Measurements of the preferred robot approach distance was
obtained, and analysed along with the participants' demographic
and personality data. The results indicate differences
in approach direction preferences based on gender. Also, results
show that the participants' personality traits of extraversion
and conscientiousness are associated with changes in approach
distance preferences according to robot autonomy. The
results are discussed in light of relevant literature from the
social sciences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcs 16th IEEE Int Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Subtitle of host publicationRO-MAN 2007
PublisherIEEE
Pages1143-1148
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1634-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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