Welcome to the future – How naïve users intuitively address an intelligent robotics apartment

Jasmin Bernotat, Birte Schiffhauer, Friederike Eyssel, Patrick Holthaus, Christian Leichsenring, Viktor Richter, Marian Pohling, Birte Carlmeyer, Norman Köster, Sebastian Meyer zu Borgsen, René Zorn, Kai Frederic Engelmann, Florian Lier, Simon Schulz, Rebecca Bröhl, Elena Seibel, Paul Hellwig, Philipp Cimiano, Franz Kummert, David SchlangenPetra Wagner, Thomas Hermann, Sven Wachsmuth, Britta Wrede, Sebastian Wrede

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The purpose of this Wizard-of-Oz study was to explore the intuitive verbal and non-verbal goal-directed behavior of naïve participants in an intelligent robotics apartment. Participants had to complete seven mundane tasks, for instance, they were asked to turn on the light. Participants were explicitly instructed to consider nonstandard ways of completing the respective tasks. A multi-method approach revealed that most participants favored speech and interfaces like switches and screens to communicate with the intelligent robotics apartment. However, they required instructions to use the interfaces in order to perceive them as competent targets for human-machine interaction. Hence, first important steps were taken to investigate how to design an intelligent robotics apartment in a user-centered and user-friendly manner.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference, ICSR 2016, Kansas City, MO, USA, November 1-3, 2016 Proceedings
EditorsArvin Agah, Miguel A. Salichs, Hongsheng He, John-John Cabibihan, Ayanna M. Howard
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319474373
ISBN (Print)9783319474366
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2016
Event8th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2016 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: 1 Nov 20163 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9979 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference8th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City


  • Human-robot interaction
  • Intuitive design
  • Smart home
  • Social robot
  • Usability
  • Use-case scenario
  • User-centered design


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