Designing personal embodied agents with personas

S. Ljungblad*, K. Walter, M. Jacobsson, L. E. Holmquist

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Abstract

We are exploring strategies for designing novel robots, or more generally, personal embodied agents. The motivation is to open up the design space for robots in everyday environments, while at the same time grounding new designs in existing human interests. We have modified established methods from the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). First, we investigated specific human interests, in this case in exotic pets, to understand and design for possible interests of future robot owners. Based on the data from interviews with pet owners, we developed four fictive characters, so called personas. Each persona has a specific interest in robots as personal embodied agents, which has a particular form, role and behaviour. From the resulting personas we derived a number of possible designs, where the agents take on different roles in peoples' everyday activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2006 - The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
PublisherIEEE
Pages575-580
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1-4244-0564-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventRO-MAN 2006 - The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication - Hatfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20068 Sep 2006

Conference

ConferenceRO-MAN 2006 - The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityHatfield
Period6/09/068/09/06

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