Human Interaction With Nature and Technological Systems Lab
(The HINTS Lab)



Creativity


claiming video clip 1Human Creativity Can be Facilitated Through Interacting With a Social Robot

(4 minutes, 30 seconds)

In this video, Robovie is seeking to enhance a participant’s creativity in the lab’s Zen rock garden. Robovie asks the participant questions (e.g., “Can you think of another way to do that?”), and pulls relevant images and a video clip from the web to spur the participant into more creative expressions.

compliment video clipCreative Collaboration With a Social Robot

(1 minute 36 seconds)

In this video, Robovie is engaging in a creative collaboration with the research participant. Notice how the participant incorporates some of the robot’s ideas in her final creative idea.

Moral Accountability


claiming video clip 1Robovie Claiming Responsibility and Asserting Authority (1 of 2)

(2 minutes, 47 seconds)

In this video, a male undergraduate participant plays a game of Scavenger Hunt with Robovie serving as scorekeeper. At the end of the game, Robovie claims erroneously that the participant did not find enough items to win the prize. The participant reacts and accuses Robovie of lying.

compliment video clipRobovie Claiming Responsibility and Asserting Authority (2 of 2)

(57 seconds)

In this video, Robovie compliments a male undergraduate participant on his shoes and makes a joke.

claiming video clip 2Robovie Pays a Compliment and Makes a Joke

(23 seconds)

A female undergraduate participant has just completed a game of Scavenger Hunt with Robovie serving as scorekeeper. Robovie claims erroneously that the participant did not find enough items to win a $20 prize. In this video the participant engages Robovie in dialogue about his scorekeeping error.

compliment video clipRobovie Shares a Personal Interest and Elicits the Participant's Opinion

(33 seconds)

In this video, Robovie shares with the participant concern over the health of trees, and asks the participant how she feels about the health of the environment.

compliment video clipRobovie Requests Help and Orients the Participant to a Map

(34 seconds)

In this video, Robovie requests that the participant move a ball out of his way, and begins showing her a world map.

Moral Standing


claiming video clip 1Meeting the Robot for the First Time

(24 seconds)

In this video, a 15-year-old male participant meets Robovie for the first time.

compliment video clipWalking with the Robot

(31 seconds)

In this video, a 9-year-old female participant walks alongside Robovie as they talk about their personal interests.

claiming video clip 2Witnessing a Moral Violation to a Robot Following

(3 minutes, 20 seconds)

In this video, a 15-year-old male participant plays a game of “I-Spy” with Robovie. Towards the end of the game, the participant witnesses a moral violation to Robovie and makes a moral claim on Robovie’s behalf.


1This research was conducted in collaboration with Hiroshi Ishiguro and Takayuki Kanda at Advanced Telecommunications Research (ATR) in Kyoto, Japan. The robot used in this study is ATR's Robovie.

Last updated: 01-May-2016
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