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Evaluation Study of a Human-sized Bipedal Humanoid Robot Through a Public Demonstration in a Science Museum
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Evaluation Study of a Human-sized Bipedal Humanoid Robot Through a Public Demonstration in a Science Museum
Ahn, Tae-Beom; Kang, E-Sok;
Although human-sized bipedal humanoid robots have been developed as the ideal form of human-friendly robots, studies of humanoid robots from the user perspective and of actual interaction between humanoid robots and the public in daily environments are few. This paper presents a long-term public demonstration that encouraged interaction between a humanoid robot and unspecified individuals. We have collected a significant amount of subjective evaluation data from the public by performing a storytelling demonstration that enhanced people's empathy towards the robot. The evaluation model consists of the robot's human friendliness, which involves its impression on humans, interaction with humans, and imitation of human motions and the robot's human appearance which involves gender, age, height, and body type. This study shows that there is no significant difference in human-friendliness between gender groups (male and female), while there is a significant difference between age groups (children and adults). In human appearance, it appears that there is no significant difference between either gender groups or age groups, except for the case of the robot's height.
humanoid robot;public demonstration;human-robot interaction;user study;subjective evaluation;
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