After the novelty effect wears off children need a new motivator to keep interacting with a social robot. Enabling children to build a relationship with the robot is the key for facilitating a sustainable long-term interaction. We designed a memory-based personalization strategy that safeguards the continuity between sessions and tailors the interaction to the child's needs and interests to foster the child-robot relationship. A longitudinal (five sessions in two months) user study (N = 46, 8-10 y.o) showed that the strategy kept children interested longer in the robot, fosters more closeness, elicits more positive social cues, and adds continuity between sessions.
|Title of host publication||HRI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction|
|Number of pages||10|
|ISBN (Electronic)||978-1-5386-8554-9, 978-1-6654-0731-1|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
|Event||17th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2022 - Sapporo, Japan|
Duration: 7 Mar 2022 → 10 Mar 2022
|Name||ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction|
|Conference||17th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2022|
|Period||7/03/22 → 10/03/22|
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- child-robot interaction
- longitudinal user study
- social robots