Let's talk about it!

subjective and objective disclosures to social robots

Guy Laban, Val Morrison, Emily S. Cross

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Abstract

This study aims to test the viability of using social robots for eliciting rich disclosures from humans to identify their needs and emotional states. Self-disclosure has been studied in the psychological literature in many ways, addressing both peoples' subjective perceptions of their disclosures, as well as objective disclosures evaluating these via direct observation and analysis of verbal and written output. Here we are interested in how people disclose (non-sensitive) personal information to robots, in an aim to further understand the differences between one's subjective perceptions of disclosure compared to evidence of disclosure from the shared content. An experimental design is suggested for evaluating disclosure to social robots compared to humans and conversational agents. Initial results suggest that while people perceive they disclose more to humans than to humanoid social robots or conversational agents, no actual observed differences in the content of the disclosure emerges between the three agents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2020
Subtitle of host publicationCompanion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages328-330
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450370578
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020
Event15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2020 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Mar 202026 Mar 2020

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2020
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period23/03/2026/03/20

Keywords

  • social robots
  • self-disclosure
  • Text Analysis
  • speech analysis
  • prosody
  • Human Robot Interaction

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