Individual Squash Training is More Effective and Social with a Humanoid Robotic Coach*

Martin K. Ross, Frank Broz, Lynne Baillie

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Abstract

With the aim of providing extra motivation to adhere to repetitive, individual sports training, this paper presents an autonomous robotic squash coach capable of high-level personalisation. The system was evaluated in person with 16 participants each conducting three 15-minute solo practice sessions. We compared a baseline, non-coaching robotic condition to two conditions in which the robot executed one of 12 different coaching policies, each of which was based on human coaching data. In one of the coaching conditions, the policy was selected based on categories for personalisation and in the other it was selected randomly among policies. The coaching policy conditions were found to be more enjoyable, more socially competent, and perceived as a more effective coach than the baseline.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2023
PublisherIEEE
Pages621-626
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-3670-2
ISBN (Print)979-8-3503-3671-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2023 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 28 Aug 202331 Aug 2023
Conference number: 32nd

Publication series

NameIEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Communication, RO-MAN
ISSN (Print)1944-9445
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9437

Conference

Conference2023 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period28/08/2331/08/23

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