Trust is probably one of the most complicated construct I have ever faced as a psychologist. It is this kind of phenomenon that everyone experiences on a daily basis, and can identify properly when experiencing it, which yet remains difficult to grasp scientifically. What is trust exactly? Where does it come from? How does it … Continue reading Trust in human-robot interaction: A measurement issue that stems from a theoretical gap?
Nowadays, robots are increasingly integrated into our daily life, from industrial Human-Robot collaboration settings (Matheson et al., 2019) to robots assigned to household chores or companion robots that are expected to emotionally and cognitively understand and interact with their users. They are transitioning from being seen as simple tools to being seen as interactive collaborators. … Continue reading INFLUENCE OF KINESTHETIC TEACHING (KT) ON HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION
In the emerging field of personal robotics, the path to widespread adoption faces significant challenges. While personal robots offer immense potential for assisting individuals in both domestic and public environments, their success depends on effective human-robot interaction (HRI). Central to this interaction is the need for personalised communication styles tailored to individual user preferences and … Continue reading Understanding, perceiving and interacting
In an age where robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives, the quest for seamless human-robot interaction (HRI) has taken centre stage. The essence of this journey lies not just in enhancing the physical prowess of robots but in bridging the communication divide, enabling these machines to interact … Continue reading The Path to Transparent Human-Robot Collaboration
In my first article in the blog from PERSEO project, I have introduced my project distinguishing personalization from customization. As a reminder, personalization is a system-driven sort of adaptation where the robot autonomously adapts to its user. Customization is a user-driven adaptation process where the user adapts the robot to their own preferences and needs. … Continue reading Robot autonomy and user involvement, the two key facets of robot adaptation?
In recent years, research in robotics has made remarkable strides, capturing our imaginations with the promise of machines working alongside humans to enhance our daily lives. One of the key advancements that is driving this innovation is Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), a field dedicated to improving the way robots assist us in various tasks. But what's … Continue reading Unlocking the future of human-robot collaboration: understanding human intentions
In our everyday life, we use simple tools to make our life easier, safer, or more independent. One example of a simple tool is the screwdriver. It is designed to pursue a specific goal, to turn screws, it cannot accomplish that goal without us, and it is unlikely to surprise us. Robots, on the contrary, … Continue reading Transparency and Robots.
In the past few decades, robots have become more accessible to industries and research. However, we are still far from what the sci-fi movies have presented many years ago: the multi-purpose robot-servants that are able to take over with ease any chore in the house. Why can’t we have that kind of robots yet? Well, … Continue reading Intelligence in navigation …
People have great expectations toward robots. We would like them to be independent, smart and capable of understanding our requests; we would like them to be able to accomplish tasks that are part of our daily life, and to help us in actions that we consider to be fairly easy. Unfortunately, robots and humans do … Continue reading Learning from experience: the way humans evolve, the way robots will