Best Paper Award for the 5th International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability, in the context of HCI International 2016, 17 - 22 July 2016, Toronto, Canada
Certificate for Best Paper Award of the 5th International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability
Angela Giambattista (Second University of Naples, Italy), Luís Teixeira, Hande Ayanoğlu,
Magda Saraiva and Emília Duarte (UNIDCOM, IADE – Creative University, Portugal)
for the paper entitled
"Expression of Emotions by a Service Robot: A Pilot Study"
Presented in the context of
HCI International 2016
17 - 22 July 2016, Toronto, Canada
"A successful Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) depends on the empathy that the robot has the capability of instantiating on the user, namely through the expression of emotions. In this pilot study, we examined the recognition of emotions being expressed by a service robot in a virtual environment (VE), by university students. The VE was a corridor, neutral in terms of context of use. The robot’s facial expressions, body movements, and displacement were manipulated to express eight basic emotions. Results showed that participants had difficulties in recognizing the emotions (33% of success). Also, results suggested that the participants established empathy with the robot. Further work is needed to improve the emotional expression of this robot, which aims to interact with hospitalized children."
The full paper is available through SpringerLink, provided that you have proper access rights.