human-robot interaction

Augmented Robotics for Learners: A Case Study on Optics

In recent years, robots have been surfing on a trendy wave as standard devices for teaching programming. The tangibility of robotics platforms allows for collaborative and interactive learning. Moreover, with these robot platforms, we also observe …

Persuasive Robots - Exploring Behavioural Styles

Context Social robots are foreseen to be encountered in our everyday life, playing roles as assistant or companion (to mention a few). Recent studies have shown the potential harmful impacts of overtrust in social robotics [1], as robots may collect sensitive information without the user’s knowledge. Behavioural styles allow robots to express themselves differently within the same context. Given a specific gesture, keyframe manipulation can be used in order to generate style-based variation to the gesture.