ICRA 2011 Paper Abstract


Paper TuA1-InteracInterac.24

Kamide, Hiroko (Osaka University), Yasumoto, Mika (Osaka Univ.), Mae, Yasushi (Osaka University), Takubo, Tomohito (Osaka University), Ohara, Kenichi (Osaka University), Arai, Tatsuo (Osaka University)

Comparative Evaluation of Virtual and Real Humanoid with Robot-Oriented Psychology Scale

Scheduled for presentation during the Poster Sessions "Interactive Session I: Robotic Technology" (TuA1-InteracInterac), Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 08:20−09:35, Hall

2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 9-13, 2011, Shanghai International Conference Center, Shanghai, China

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Keywords Humanoid Robots, Virtual Reality and Interfaces, Robot Companions and Social Human-Robot Interaction


The aim of this study was to compare a robot designed using a virtual reality (VR) system (termed VR robot) with a real robot by using a psychological evaluation to investigate whether the VR robot can be used in the same manner as a real robot. To make the direct comparison between a VR and real robots possible, the same designed robots in both VR and real are used in the experiment. For evaluating the robots on a psychological basis, we focused on six basic dimensions (Utility, Clumsiness of motion, Possibility of communication, Controllability, Vulnerability, and Objective hardness) that ordinary people generally use to perceive robots. Sixty-one participants observed and evaluated a real and VR humanoid robots using a psychological scale. Results show that the real robot was evaluated to have higher scores for Utility, Possibility of communication, and Objective hardness and lower ones for Controllability as compared to a VR robot. The Vulnerability scores of the real robot and the VR robot were not significantly different. The usability of a VR robot is discussed in the paper.



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