Student perceptions: The test of spatial contiguity and gestures for robot instructors

Karina R. Liles, Clifton D. Perry, Scotty Craig, Jenay M. Beer

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Abstract

Multimedia lessons have the potential to foster deeper understanding and knowledge. The way a robot instructor presents material and uses gestures likely impacts the perception students have toward the robot. We present preliminary data of students' (N=30) perceptions (i.e., social presence, personality, and method of instruction) of a robot instructor that applies spatial contiguity through the use of gestures. We conducted a between-subjects study with three conditions (no robot, robot without gestures, and robot with gestures). Students had the more positive perceptions of the robot with gestures and the less positive perceptions of the robot without gestures. Future work will include a larger sample size and investigate the impact on learning and retention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHRI 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages185-186
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348850
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 6 2017
Event12th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2017 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Mar 6 2017Mar 9 2017

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148

Other

Other12th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2017
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period3/6/173/9/17

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Keywords

  • education
  • gestures
  • robotics
  • spatial contiguity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Liles, K. R., Perry, C. D., Craig, S., & Beer, J. M. (2017). Student perceptions: The test of spatial contiguity and gestures for robot instructors. In HRI 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 185-186). (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1145/3029798.3038297