Would you help a sad robot? Influence of robots' emotional expressions on human-multi-robot collaboration

Shujie Zhou, Leimin Tian

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Abstract

With recent advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence, human-robot collaboration has drawn growing interests. In human collaboration, emotion can serve as an evaluation of events and as a communicative cue for people to express and perceive each other's internal states. Thus, we are motivated to investigate the influence of robots' emotional expressions on human-robot collaboration. In particular, we conducted experiments in which a participant interacted with two Cozmo robots in a collaborative game. We found that when the robots exhibited emotional expressions, participants were more likely to collaborate with them and achieved task success in shorter time. Moreover, participants perceived emotional robots more positively and reported to have a more enjoyable experience interacting with them. Our study provides insights on the benefit of incorporating artificial emotions in robots on human-robot collaboration and interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)
EditorsDana Kulic, Dongheui Lee, Masahiro Shiomi
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1243-1250
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728160757
ISBN (Print)9781728160764
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventIEEE/RSJ International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication 2020 - Virtual, Naples, Italy
Duration: 31 Aug 20204 Sep 2020
Conference number: 29th
http://ro-man2020.unina.it/
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/9219088/proceeding (Proceedings)

Publication series

Name29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2020
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN (Print)1944-9445
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9437

Conference

ConferenceIEEE/RSJ International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication 2020
Abbreviated titleRO-MAN 2020
CountryItaly
CityNaples
Period31/08/204/09/20
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