How a Robot's Social Credibility Affects Safety Performance

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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 the 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 a safety hazard. Our study findings show an indicative trend where users who were interrupted by a socially credible robot were more likely to act to mitigate the hazard than users interrupted by a robot lacking social credibility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics
Subtitle of host publication11th International Conference, ICSR 2019
EditorsMiguel A. Salichs, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Emilia Ivanova Barakova, John-John Cabibihan, Alan R. Wagner, Álvaro Castro-González, Hongsheng He
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030358877
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2019
EventThe Eleventh International Conference on Social Robotics - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 26 Nov 201929 Nov 2019
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11876 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceThe Eleventh International Conference on Social Robotics
Abbreviated titleICSR 2019
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  • Human-robot interaction
  • Robot safety
  • Social credibility


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