Acceptance of collaborative robots by factory workers: a pilot study on the role of social cues of anthropomorphic robots

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Abstract

This pilot study explored the role of social cues in the acceptance of the Baxter robot. Workers from a large car factory (n = 11) participated in a repeated measures pilot experiment with two conditions, one with fewer social cues and one with more social cues. During this experiment, they used gestures and Lego bricks to instruct the collaborative robot Baxter during a pick and place task. The results suggest that with factory workers the presence of more social cues increased perceived enjoyment and intention to work with cobots. Future research will revisit the hypothesis with a larger sample size.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Place of PublicationNew York
Pages919-919
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3928-9
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2016
EventIEEE RO-MAN 2016: IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication - Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, United States
Duration: 26 Aug 201631 Aug 2016
http://www.tc.columbia.edu/conferences/roman2016/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE RO-MAN 2016
Abbreviated titleROMAN2016
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period26/08/1631/08/16
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