MuCC Pelikan: How robot sounds are oriented to in everyday home interactions

Pelikan will be presenting at Mensch und Computer Conference 2019, Sept. 9, in Hamburg, Germany on: “A Stubborn Child” – How Robot Sounds are Oriented to in Everyday Situated Interaction at Home”. This will be part of a workshop on “Interacting with Robots and Virtual Agents? Robotic Systems in Situated Action and Social Encounters”

Abstract:

Humans make sense of robot actions in the situated context that these actions occur in. This paper takes a conversation analytic approach in studying how the social robot Cozmo is received in a family home, focusing on the non-lexical sounds that the robot uses to communicate. Preliminary findings suggest that participants treat the robot similar to a young child or pet and orient to the robot’s sounds in the local context of the interaction.