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International Journal of Social Robotics

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Emotional Expressions of Real Humanoid Robots and Their Influence on Human Decision-Making in a Finite Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma Game

Emotional expressiveness in robots has attracted increased research interest, and development of this technology has progressed in recent years. A wide variety of methods employing facial expressions, speech, body movements, and colors indicating …


Utility of Functional Transparency and Usability in UAV Supervisory Control Interface Design

A basic notion of transparency in automated systems design is the need to support user tracking and understanding of system states. Many usability principles for complex systems design implicitly target the concept of transparency. In this study …


Perceptions of Agent Loyalty with Ancillary Users

Intelligent agents are part of the smartphones, smart speakers, and home robots that millions of us own and interact with regularly. However, little is known about if or how these agents should be embodied. Additionally, as conversations with …

22-02-2021 Open Access

Attitudes Toward Robots as Equipment and Coworkers and the Impact of Robot Autonomy Level

Increasingly, people must interact with robot technologies. In this research, we examined attitudes toward robots as equipment and as coworkers and whether these attitudes are affected by the autonomy of the robot among participants living in the …


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Towards a Holistic Model of Human–Robot Encounters

Social signals are commonly used to facilitate the usability of humanoid robots. While providing the robot with an extended expressibility, these signals are often applied only in structured interactions where parts of the familiarization or …

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This journal is a periodic publication which consolidates high impact contributions from researchers and developers in the field of social robotics, offering readers a holistic view of this emerging industry. Its purpose is manifold. On the one hand, it serves as a unified publication and guide from which students, engineers and researchers new to the field will be able to obtain a quick introduction and overview of the latest developments in all aspects of Social Robotics. On the other hand, it is a unified platform for established researchers to publish relevant work and where healthy discussions and information /result sharing can take place, to further spur the advancements of social robotics as a field. The potential market includes students (undergraduates and postgraduates), mechanical, electrical, and computer engineers/scientists, robo-ethicists, social scientists, university researchers, commercial companies (e.g. in the toy and entertainment industries), amongst many others.

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