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Robots in Need: Acquiring Assistance with Emotion

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2019 - 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Publisher or commissioning bodyIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538685556
ISBN (Print)9781538685563
DateAccepted/In press - 7 Jan 2019
DatePublished (current) - 22 Mar 2019
Event14th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2019 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 11 Mar 201914 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
ISSN (Print)2167-2121


Conference14th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of


There will always be occasions where robots require assistance from humans. Understanding what motivates people to help a robot, and what effect this interaction has on an individual will be essential in successfully integrating robots into our society. Emotions are important in motivating prosocial behavior between people, and therefore may also play a large role in human-robot interaction. This research explores the role of emotion in motivating people to help a robot and some of the ethical issues that arise as a result, with the ultimate aim of developing suitable methods for robots to interact with humans to acquire assistance.

    Research areas

  • emotion, empathy, human-robot interaction, prosocial behavior

    Structured keywords

  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Cognitive Science
  • Visual Perception


14th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2019

Duration11 Mar 201914 Mar 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
SponsorsACM (External organisation), ACM SIGAI (External organisation), ACM SIGCHI (External organisation), IEEE (External organisation), IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (External organisation)

Event: Conference

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