Does Expression of Grounded Affect in a Hexapod Robot Elicit More Prosocial Responses?

Luke Hickton, Matthew Lewis, Kheng Koay, Lola Cañamero

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Abstract

We consider how non-humanoid robots can communicate their affective state via bodily forms of communication, and the extent to which this can influence human response. We propose a simple model of grounded affect and kinesic expression and outline two experiments (N=9 and N=180) in which participants were asked to watch expressive and non-expressive hexapod robots perform different ‘scenes’. Our preliminary findings suggest the expressive robot stimulated greater desire for interaction, and was more likely to be attributed with emotion. It also elicited more desire for prosocial behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUKRAS20 Conference: “Robots into the real world” Proceedings
PublisherEPSRC UK-RAS Network
Pages40-42
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2020
EventThe 3rd UK-RAS Conference for PhD Students & Early-Career Researchers on ‘Robots into the Real World‘ - University of Lincoln, Lincoln, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Apr 202017 Apr 2020
https://www.ukras.org/news-and-events/uk-ras/

Conference

ConferenceThe 3rd UK-RAS Conference for PhD Students & Early-Career Researchers on ‘Robots into the Real World‘
Abbreviated titleUKRAS20
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLincoln
Period17/04/2017/04/20
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