Collection of Metaphors for Human-Robot Interaction

Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Maria Luce Lupetti, Michal Luria, Diana Löffler, Mafalda Gamboa, Lea Albaugh, Waki Kamino, Anastasia K. Ostrowski, David Puljiz, More Authors

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Abstract

The word "robot"frequently conjures unrealistic expectations of utilitarian perfection: tireless, efficient and flawless agents. However, real-world robots are far from perfect - they fail and make mistakes. Thus, roboticists should consider altering their current assumptions and cultivating new perspectives that account for a more complete range of robot roles, behaviors, and interactions. To encourage this, we explore the use of metaphors for generating novel ideas and reframing existing problems, eliciting new perspectives of human-robot interaction. Our work makes two contributions. We (1) surface current assumptions that accompany the term "robots,"and (2) present a collection of alternative perspectives of interaction with robots through metaphors. By identifying assumptions, we provide a comprehensible list of aspects to reconsider regarding robots' physicality, roles, and behaviors. Through metaphors, we propose new ways of examining how we can use, relate to, and co-exist with the robots that will share our future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Subtitle of host publicationNowhere and Everywhere
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages1366-1379
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384766
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Nowhere and Everywhere, DIS 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 28 Jun 20212 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameDIS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Nowhere and Everywhere

Conference

Conference2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference: Nowhere and Everywhere, DIS 2021
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period28/06/212/07/21

Keywords

  • design research
  • fixation
  • human-robot interaction
  • metaphors
  • robot assumptions

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