Hello Pepper, may I tickle you? Children's and adults' responses to an entertainment robot at a shopping mall

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    Abstract

    We took a social robot Pepper to a shopping mall for one day to see what kind of initial responses it draws from people. We observed that the robot was quickly surrounded by children when there were others-especially adults-interacting with it. The children seemed to especially enjoy the activity-related applications, such as tickling the robot or giving a high-five. Adults were interested in hearing about useful applications and tended to talk to the robot as if it were any machine capable of speech recognition. These observations will help to design more interactive and entertaining applications for shopping mall robots.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHRI 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages53-54
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450348850
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4885-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 6 Mar 20179 Mar 2017

    Conference

    Conference2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
    Abbreviated titleHRI 2017
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period6/03/179/03/17

    Keywords

    • adults
    • children
    • entertainment
    • human-robot interaction
    • observations
    • pepper
    • shopping mall
    • social robot

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    Aaltonen, I., Arvola, A., Heikkilä, P., & Lammi, H. (2017). Hello Pepper, may I tickle you? Children's and adults' responses to an entertainment robot at a shopping mall. In HRI 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 53-54). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1145/3029798.3038362