Soft grippers not only grasp fruits: From affective to psychotropic HRI

Caroline Yan Zheng, Kevin Walker

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceedingpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Soft robots are an emerging class of biologically inspired machines. From the point of view of affective human- robot interaction design, we hypothesise that they are a promising medium to create more emotionally engaging human-robot interaction experiences. We report a preliminary study and early analysis of the affective qualities of four silicone-based soft robotic artefacts. Results gathered so far suggest that they are impactful in eliciting emotional engagement. We discuss the material and kinetic properties that may contribute to such an impact. The findings suggest opportunities for designing affective interaction that afford novel sensory experience. Meanwhile we question how this new class of robotic artefacts that do not look or feel like machines will impact the affective relationship of human users.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMovement that shapes behaviour: Rethinking how we can form relationships with non-humanlike embodied agents
Subtitle of host publicationMTSB 2019
PublisherFalmouth University
Pages15-18
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventArtificial Intelligence and Simulated Behaviour - Falmouth University, Falmouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Apr 201918 Apr 2019
http://aisb2019.falmouthgamesacademy.com/proceedings/

Publication series

NameMovement that shapes behaviour: Rethinking how we can form relationships with non-humanlike embodied agents

Conference

ConferenceArtificial Intelligence and Simulated Behaviour
Abbreviated titleAISB 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityFalmouth
Period16/04/1918/04/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • psychotropic
  • human-robot interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Artificial Intelligence

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Soft grippers not only grasp fruits: From affective to psychotropic HRI'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this