Studies of Socially Interactive Robots

The following studies were conducted as part of the utility of Socially Interactive Robots Project.

Social Validity of Socially Interactive Robots. This study was an investigation of parents’ judgments of the importance and acceptability of the four social robots constituting the focus of the socially interactive robots project.

Anthropomorphic Features of Socially Interactive Robots. This study was an investigation of parents’ appraisals of the human-like features of the four social robots constituting the focus of the socially interactive robots project.

Socially Interactive Robot Influences on Child Social-Emotional Behavior. These studies were investigations of the influences of Popchilla on young children’s social affective behavior.

Influences of a Socially Interactive Robot on Child Vocalization Production. These intervention studies were investigations of the influences of Popchilla on young children’s vocalization production during child-robot interactions.

Socially Interactive Robot Influences on Child and Parent Conversational Turns. This intervention study was an investigation of the effects of Popchilla on young children’s joint attention with their parents.

Research Synthesis of Studies of the Effects of Socially Interactive Robots on Young Children With and Without Disabilities. This investigation involved the integration of available research evidence on the effects of socially interactive robots on the behavior of young children during child-robot interactions.