Impressions of Size-Changing in a Companion Robot

Martin Cooney, Stefan M. Karlsson


Physiological data such as head movements can be used to intuitively control a companion robot to perform useful tasks. We believe that some tasks such as reaching for high objects or getting out of a person’s way could be accomplished via size changes, but such motions should not seem threatening or bothersome. To gain insight into how size changes are perceived, the Think Aloud Method was used to gather typical impressions of a new robotic prototype which can expand in height or width based on a user’s head movements. The results indicate promise for such systems, also highlighting some potential pitfalls.


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Cooney M. and M. Karlsson S. (2015). Impressions of Size-Changing in a Companion Robot . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - Volume 1: PhyCS, ISBN 978-989-758-085-7, pages 118-123. DOI: 10.5220/0005328801180123

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author={Martin Cooney and Stefan M. Karlsson},
title={Impressions of Size-Changing in a Companion Robot},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - Volume 1: PhyCS,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - Volume 1: PhyCS,
TI - Impressions of Size-Changing in a Companion Robot
SN - 978-989-758-085-7
AU - Cooney M.
AU - M. Karlsson S.
PY - 2015
SP - 118
EP - 123
DO - 10.5220/0005328801180123