Social Robot Research Reports

These research reports include the results from the studies completed as part of the Utility of Socially Interactive Robots Project.

  • Parents' Judgements of the Acceptability and Importance of Socially Interactive Robots for Intervening with Young Children with Disabilities. Social Robots Research Reports, 2013, Number 1. Results showed that parents judged toy-like robots (Popchilla and Keepon) as more socially valid compared to humanoid-like robots (Cosmobot and Kaspar).

  • Parents' Appraisals of the Animacy and Likeability of Socially Interactive Robots for Interacting with Young Children with Disabilities. Social Robots Research Reports, 2013, Number 2. Results showed that Popchilla was judged as having the most human-like preferrable features compared to other socially interactive robots.

  • Influences of a Socially Interactive Robot on the Affective Behavior of Young Children with Disabilities. Social Robots Research Reports, 2013, Number 3. Results showed that child-Popchilla interactions had positive affects on the social-affective behavior of young children with disabilities.

  • Effects of Child-Robot Interactions on the Vocalization Production of Young Children with Disabilties. Social Robots Research Reports, 2013, Number 4. Results showed that Popchilla had positive effects on child vocalization production for only 4 of 11 children with disabilities in two intervention studies conducted during only one intervention session.

  • Vocalization of Young Chidlren with Disabilities During Child-Robot Interactions. Social Robots Research Reports, 2013, Number 5. Results showed that Popchilla had positive effects on child vocalization production of young children with disabilities in an intervention study conducted over multiple sessions.

  • Effects of a Socially Interactive Robot on the Conversationsal Turns Between Young Children with Disabilties and Their Parents. Social Robots Research Reports, 2013, Number 6. Results showed that Popchilla had positive effects on child-parent conversational turns in an intervention study of young children with Autism conducted over multiple sessions.

  • Research Synthesis of Socially Interactive Robot Studies on the Behavior of Young Children. Social Robots Research Reports, 2013, in preparation.