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Culturally adaptive social robots (2019)

Culturally adaptive social robots (2019)

Culture can be defined as the attitudes and social norms common to a group of people. It underlies various aspects of our social behaviour and affects our reasoning. In this project, we investigate how social robots are percieved in different cultures and what happens if they attempt to leverage knowledge of a perosn's culture and adjust their interactions to match the person's culture. 

Project Publications

Good Robot Design or Machiavellian? An in-the-wild robot leveraging minimal knowledge of passersby’s

Elaheh Sanoubari, Stela H. Seo, Diljot S. Garcha, James E. Young, Verónica Loureiro-Rodríguez. “Good Robot Design or Machiavellian? An in-the-wild robot leveraging minimal knowledge of passersby’s culture”. In Proceedings of alt.HRI track, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. 2019.

“Hi human, can we talk?”

Elaheh Sanoubari, James E. Young. “Hi human, can we talk? An in-the-wild study template for robots approaching unsuspecting participants" in proceedings of the Workshop on the Social Robots in the Wild at the 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. ACM. 2018.

Explicit, Neutral, or Implicit: a cross-cultural exploration of communication-style preferences

Elaheh Sanoubari, James E. Young. "Explicit, Neutral, or Implicit: a cross-cultural exploration of communication-style preferences in human robot interaction" In adjunct Proceedings of the  13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction . ACM. 2018.

Collaborators

Elaheh Sanoubari

Elaheh Sanoubari

PhD Student
Stela Hanbyeol Seo

Stela Hanbyeol Seo

PhD Student
James E.Young

James E.Young

Associate Professor

As well as: Verónica Loureiro-Rodríguez