Kansei evaluation of robots in virtual space considering their physical attributes

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Abstract

In recent years, the demand for robots has increased, and their roles have changed. In other words, there are increasing opportunities for them to be used not only in industrial applications such as factories, but also in daily life. In order for users to continue using these robots, the impression they have towards the robots needs to be considered. However, at present in the new coronavirus disease, it is difficult to actually assemble a robot. Instead, designing and developing a robot in virtual space can be an alternative. In this study, we evaluated the affective values of robots in a virtual space. We created a virtual space as a university campus, along with three pairs of robots with different shapes. Then, we performed kansei evaluation of the robots employing Semantic Differential (SD) for questionnaire. The results show how the ratings differ for each of the robot pairs and adjective pairs. In particular, we found that some adjective pairs had higher ratings than other adjective pairs, suggesting different impressions on our designed robots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction. Interaction Techniques and Novel Applications - Thematic Area, HCI 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Proceedings
EditorsMasaaki Kurosu
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages228-240
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030784645
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventHuman Computer Interaction thematic area of the 23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2021 Jul 242021 Jul 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12763 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceHuman Computer Interaction thematic area of the 23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/7/2421/7/29

Keywords

  • Kansei evaluation
  • Robot
  • Virtual space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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