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last upated: 2020-06-23

Animal Robot Interactions

Robots (e.g., social robots, or other robots like Roombas) are more prevalent at home. In this study, I explored whether dogs could respond to a social robot.

  • The paper (pdf) is published at alt. HRI 2020.

  • Here is a video presentation of the study.

  • A media article, which is also a very good summary of this work, can be found: https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-software/dogs-obey-commands-given-by-social-robots. Note: Aibo was not included in the study because we do not have access to an Aibo. Aibo with proper behaviours is considered as a social robot. In a previous study mentioned in my paper, although only for a few seconds, dogs did display social responses as if they were interacting with another dog.

  • A Facebook story by NAO Robot on my Animal Robot Interaction paper can be found: https://www.facebook.com/NAO.therobot/posts/1520451144781778.

  • A meida report in Chinese by Sina on my Animal Robot Interaction paper can be found: https://tech.sina.cn/2020-05-27/detail-iirczymk3752699.d.html. Note: Aibo was not included in the study because we do not have access to an Aibo. Aibo with proper behaviours is considered as a social robot. In a previous study mentioned in my paper, although only for a few seconds, dogs did display social responses as if they were interacting with another dog.

  • A meida report in Chinese by TechNews on my Animal Robot Interaction paper can be found: https://technews.tw/2020/05/27/dogs-obey-commands-given-by-social-robots/. Note: Aibo was not included in the study because we do not have access to an Aibo. Aibo with proper behaviours is considered as a social robot. In a previous study mentioned in my paper, although only for a few seconds, dogs did display social responses as if they were interacting with another dog.

  • A meida report in Chinese by Leiphone on my Animal Robot Interaction paper can be found: https://www.leiphone.com/news/202005/oVknrYE3SKUPeD5o.html. Note: Aibo was not included in the study because we do not have access to an Aibo. Aibo with proper behaviours is considered as a social robot. In a previous study mentioned in my paper, although only for a few seconds, dogs did display social responses as if they were interacting with another dog.