The Impact of Speech and Movement on the Interaction with a Mobile Hand Disinfection Robot

Anders Bjorn, Simon H. Juul, Niklas R. Arnesen, Maria S. Andersen, Rune Philipsen, Matous Jelinek, Leon Bodenhagen, Oskar Palinko

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Abstract

Hand disinfection is an important tool in the line of defense against infectious diseases. Hand sanitizer dispensers are usually passive devices sitting at entrances of buildings and other fre-quented locations. In this study we explore the usefulness of an interactive mobile hand sanitizer robot, more specifically, the re-search is focused on finding the most significant attention-grab-bing modality for the robot to motivate people to disinfect their hands. Through an in-the-wild Wizard-of-Oz experiment and a short questionnaire each of the four usage modalities were tested at the entrance hall of a university. The results show that move-ment had the most significant impact, compared to sound and nothing at all. The questionnaire revealed that due to the robotfs design the participants expected it to talk to them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2023 : Companion of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date13. Mar 2023
Pages373-377
ISBN (Electronic)9781450399708
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13. Mar 2023
Event18th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2023 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 13. Mar 202316. Mar 2023

Conference

Conference18th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2023
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period13/03/202316/03/2023
SponsorACM SIGAI, ACM SIGCHI, IEEE RAS

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Keywords

  • human-robot interaction
  • in-the-wild study
  • mobile robot

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