Culture is not the first aspect that comes to mind when discussing human robot interaction. But our cultural upbringing does to a large degree influence our patterns of behavior and interpretation. Thus, culture is present in the development of robotic systems right from the start, unconsciously influencing how robots look like, what we envision with them to do, and how they are programmed to interact with the user. In this paper we argue that is is beneficial to make this unconscious influence explicit and take it into account during the development (and evaluation). To this end we present a principled approach of capturing various cultural influences during the development process and exemplify this approach with a case study of affective body movements.
9781467313674, 9781467313698, 9781467313681
Ieee-ras International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2012, p. 78-83
HRI; Affective Body Movement; Culture Aware Technology; Humanoid Robot