Effects of Social Cues on Robot’s Gaze and Head Rotation on Users’ Perception
Authors: Jia Xiaoyu, Chien-Hsiung Chen
Abstract: The social cues embodied by social robots may greatly affect people’s impressions of them, thereby affecting the human-robot interaction (HRI) experience. This study focuses on the impact of two social cues on participants’ impressions in human societies, i.e., robot eyes blinking and head rotating. The conclusion was generated as follows: (1) The social cues of social robots in specific scenes included rotating head or blinking eyes, can improve participants’ perception of robots on anthropomorphism, animacy, likeability and perceived intelligence. (2) The social cues of robots will attract the attention of visitors to a certain extent, leading them to follow the robot on the tour. (3) At the same time, the ability to attract attention is limited. On the one hand, social robots need to have more social cues to bring people a feeling of being alive and intelligent. On the other hand, according to different usage scenarios, the attributes of social cues should also be different.
Keywords: Social cues, Social robot, Human-robot interaction, User experience
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