A Personalised Robot Companion? - The Role of Individual Differences on Spatial Preferences in HRI Scenarios

TitleA Personalised Robot Companion? - The Role of Individual Differences on Spatial Preferences in HRI Scenarios
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsSyrdal DS, Koay KL, Walters ML, Dautenhahn K
Conference NameProceedings of the 16th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2007)
Date PublishedSept
AbstractThis study investigated the relationship between individual differences and proxemics behaviour in an HRI setting involving a robot approaching a person. In total 33 participants took part in three different scenarios; verbal interaction, physical interaction and no interaction. Participant control over the robot, and approach direction was also varied. Measurements of the preferred robot approach distance was obtained, and analysed along with the participants’ demographic and personality data. The results indicate differences in approach direction preferences based on gender, and that the participants’ personality traits of extraversion and conscientiousness are associated with changes in approach distance preferences according to robot autonomy. The results are discussed in light of relevant literature from the social sciences.
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