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Raja Parasuraman and Matthew Rizzo

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195177619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.001.0001

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The Role of Emotion-Inspired Abilities in Relational Robots

The Role of Emotion-Inspired Abilities in Relational Robots

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(p.275) 18 The Role of Emotion-Inspired Abilities in Relational Robots
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Neuroergonomics
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Cynthia Breazeal

Rosalind Picard

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.003.0018

This chapter summarizes ongoing work in developing and embedding affective technologies in learning interactions with automated systems, such robotic learning companions. The primary motivation for building robots with social-emotional-inspired capabilities is to develop “relational robots” and their associated applications in diverse areas such as health, education, or work productivity where the human user derives performance benefit from establishing a kind of social rapport with the robot. The chapter describes some of the future applications for such robots, provides a brief summary of the current capabilities of state-of-the-art socially interactive robots, presents recent findings in human-computer interaction, and concludes with a few challenges that should be addressed in future research.

Keywords:   robots, automated systems, robotic learning, relational, human-computer interaction, social interaction

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