Comparative evaluation of virtual and real humanoid with robot-oriented psychology scale

Hiroko Kamide, Mika Yasumoto, Yasushi Mae, Tomohito Takubo, Kenichi Ohara, Tatsuo Arai

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011
Pages599-604
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2011 May 92011 May 13

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period11/5/911/5/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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