Physiological Data-Based Evaluation of a Social Robot Navigation System

Hasan Kivrak, Pinar Uluer, Hatice Kose, Elif Gumuslu, Duygun Erol Barkana, Furkan Cakmak, Sirma Yavuz

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Abstract

The aim of this work is to create a social navigation system for an affective robot that acts as an assistant in the audiology department of hospitals for children with hearing impairments. Compared to traditional navigation systems, this system differentiates between objects and human beings and optimizes several parameters to keep at a social distance during motion when faced with humans not to interfere with their personal zones. For this purpose, social robot motion planning algorithms are employed to generate human-friendly paths that maintain humans' safety and comfort during the robot's navigation. This paper evaluates this system compared to traditional navigation, based on the surveys and physiological data of the adult participants in a preliminary study before using the system with children. Although the self-report questionnaires do not show any significant difference between navigation profiles of the robot, analysis of the physiological data may be interpreted that, the participants felt comfortable and less threatened in social navigation case.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages994-999
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728160757
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2020 - Virtual, Naples, Italy
Duration: 31 Aug 20204 Sept 2020

Publication series

Name29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2020

Conference

Conference29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2020
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVirtual, Naples
Period31/08/204/09/20

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