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sHAI @ HRI Conference

This year, the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction took place in Stockholm from March 13 until March 16. sHAI members Dr. Roel Boumans (RU) and Marieke Wieringa (RU) visited the conference to present their work.

Roel Boumans presented a study that was conducted at Lowlands music festival during the summer of 2022 in collaboration with René Melis, Tibor Bosse and Serge Thill. The goal of the exploratory study was to investigate the use of a social robot to explain medical procedures. More information on the study can be found here.

Marieke Wieringa presented the results of a study that was conducted as part of her PhD project, which investigates the psychological and behavioural effects of robots that simulate emotions. In this particular study, which is called the Peg-Turning Dilemma, participants had to decide if they were willing to conduct a boring task to protect a small, emotion simulating robot from harm.


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