Evaluation of Proxemics in Dynamic Interaction with a Mixed Reality Avatar Robot

Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (ICAT-EGVE) 2019, page (accpeted) - 2019
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We proposed a method that using arm swing of a mixed-reality avatar upon the robot platform to present the moving speed of it. Then a series of studies were designed and performed to investigate the effectiveness of this method and the proxemics when human have dynamic interaction with the mixed-reality avatar robot (Figure 3). Our findings suggest that robot moving speed has a significant effect on the proxemics between human and mixed-reality avatar robot. While attaching an avatar upon the robot did not show a significant influence on the proxemics in dynamic interaction comparing to the baseline situation (robot only). But participants gave positive comments on this method which helped improving perception and prediction on the robot state and its potential applications like marking tiny ground robot. Our work provided references and guidelines for external expression on the robot state with mixed reality for the further research.

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@InProceedings\{ZJKKS19,
  author       = "Zhang, Jingxin and Janeh, Omar and Katzakis, Nikolaos and Krupke, Dennis and Steinicke, Frank",
  title        = "Evaluation of Proxemics in Dynamic Interaction with a Mixed Reality Avatar Robot",
  booktitle    = "Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (ICAT-EGVE) 2019",
  pages        = "(accpeted)",
  year         = "2019",
  url          = "http://basilic.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/Publications/2019/ZJKKS19"
}

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