A non-humanoid robot is used to assist in an educational workshop of Quality Assurance and DevOps. The goal of this research was to determine the level of engagement shown by students of computer science in a presentation conducted by a University professor and assisted by a robot. The robot interaction was based on the Wizard of Oz technique. The order of actions between the professor and the robot was scripted and practiced before the workshop. After the workshop, a survey was conducted to assess the students’ perception towards robot’s shape, size, behavior and, performance. The survey also included the Godspeed Questionnaire Series to measure participant’s perception of the robot and its effectiveness as an educational assistant. The results revealed the participants considered the robot featured personalized cognitive skills and exhibited an acceptable integration in the workshop.
Tipo de publicación: Book Chapter
Publicado en: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
This research described the utilization of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) to evaluate a high-level interactive scenario of using Nao Robot in the role of co-presenting in an educative context. Describing the registered result of construct such as Intention of Use, Perceived Enjoyment (PE), Perceived Sociability (PS), and Trust.
The study also describes the process of elaboration of this interaction. Multiple User-Centered Design techniques applied to the Human Interaction Robot field. Also, describes how the interaction of the robot with the participant was accomplished by using Wizard of Oz techniques.
Tipo de publicación: Book Chapter
Publicado en: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Human interactions are affected by society's norms and cultural criteria. Individuals expect certain behaviors from other people, who have an obligation to act according to the expected behavior in the cultural and social context that surrounds them. Giving robots the ability to interact with humans, in human terms, is a great open challenge. People are willing to accept robotic systems in everyday life when robots engage in socially desirable (correct) behaviors with benevolent interaction styles (safe physical interaction). In addition, allowing robots to reason in social situations, involves a set of social norms that generate expectations, which can improve the dynamics of interactions between humans and robots, and the processes of selfassessment of robot behavior. In this article, we present a set of requirements for a more secure and socially correct physical interaction the robot with people, which is dependent on cultural criteria.
Tipo de publicación: Conference Paper
Publicado en: 2019 IV Jornadas Costarricenses de Investigación en Computación e Informática (JoCICI)
By using techniques such as the Wizard of Oz (WoZ) and video capture, this paper evaluated the performance of the Nao Robot in the role of a personal assistant, which was valuated alongside the impact of the assigned gender (male/female) in the perceived performance of the robot assistant. Within a sample size of 39 computer sciences students, this study assessed criteria such as: perceived enjoyment, intention to use, perceived sociability, trust, intelligence, animacy, anthropomorphism, and sympathy, utilizing testing tools such as Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) and Godspeed Questionnaire (GSQ). These methods identified a significant effect of the gender assigned to the robot in variables such as intelligence and sympathy.
Tipo de publicación: Journal Article
Publicado en: Proceedings