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Ethical implications of artificial expression of emotion by social robots in assistive contexts (2021)
Thesis
van Maris, A. Ethical implications of artificial expression of emotion by social robots in assistive contexts. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6552533

This research investigated whether Artificial Expression of Emotion (AEE) by a social robot can lead to emotional deception and emotional attachment. The use of AEE can be beneficial, as it may encourage engagement, and can help to build trust in the... Read More about Ethical implications of artificial expression of emotion by social robots in assistive contexts.

Examining profiles for robotic risk assessment: Does a robot's approach to risk affect user trust? (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Bridgwater, T., Giuliani, M., van Maris, A., Baker, G., Winfield, A., & Pipe, T. (2020). Examining profiles for robotic risk assessment: Does a robot's approach to risk affect user trust?. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. , (23-31). https://doi.org/10.1145/3319502.3374804

© 2020 Association for Computing Machinery. As autonomous robots move towards ubiquity, the need for robots to make decisions under risk that are trustworthy becomes increasingly significant; both to aid acceptance and to fully utilise their autonomo... Read More about Examining profiles for robotic risk assessment: Does a robot's approach to risk affect user trust?.

Investigating the effectiveness of different interaction modalities for spatial human-robot interaction (2020)
Conference Proceeding
He, J., van Maris, A., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2020). Investigating the effectiveness of different interaction modalities for spatial human-robot interaction. https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378273

With the increasing use of social robots in real environments, one of the areas of research requiring more attention is the study of human-robot interaction (HRI) when a person and robot are moving close to each other. Understanding effective ways to... Read More about Investigating the effectiveness of different interaction modalities for spatial human-robot interaction.

The impact of affective verbal expressions in social robots (2020)
Conference Proceeding
van Maris, A., Sutherland, A., Mazel, A., Dogramadzi, S., Zook, N., Studley, M., …Caleb-Solly, P. (2020). The impact of affective verbal expressions in social robots. https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378358

This research investigates whether there is an ethical concern in robots misrepresenting their internal state through speech. Participants were asked to discuss their food preferences with a robot, where the robot would either respond through facts o... Read More about The impact of affective verbal expressions in social robots.

Speech related accessibility issues in social robots (2020)
Conference Proceeding
van Maris, A., Dogramadzi, S., Zook, N., Studley, M., Winfield, A., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2020). Speech related accessibility issues in social robots. In HRI '20: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. , (505-507). https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378379

This work describes an incidental finding from a longitudinal Human-Robot Interaction study that was investigating whether a robot showing emotions during interactions with older adults was perceived differently than to a robot that did not display e... Read More about Speech related accessibility issues in social robots.

Designing ethical social robots - A longitudinal field study with older adults (2020)
Journal Article
van Maris, A., Zook, N., Caleb-Solly, P., Studley, M., Winfield, A., & Dogramadzi, S. (2020). Designing ethical social robots - A longitudinal field study with older adults. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2020.00001

Emotional deception and emotional attachment are regarded as ethical concerns in human robot interaction. Considering these concerns is essential, particularly as little is known about longitudinal effects of interactions with social robots. We ran a... Read More about Designing ethical social robots - A longitudinal field study with older adults.

The need for ethical principles and guidelines in social robots (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Van Maris, A., Zook, N., Studley, M., & Dogramadzi, S. (2019). The need for ethical principles and guidelines in social robots. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Robot Ethics and Standards. https://doi.org/10.13180/icres.2019.29-30.07.006

This paper stresses the importance of establishing ethical principles regarding possible (psychological) effects of interactions with (social) robots. It highlights existing principles and standards regarding artificial intelligence systems and robot... Read More about The need for ethical principles and guidelines in social robots.

Social robots: The influence of human and robot characteristics on acceptance (2019)
Journal Article
Bishop, L., van Maris, A., Dogramadzi, S., & Zook, N. (2019). Social robots: The influence of human and robot characteristics on acceptance. Paladyn, 10(1), 346-358. https://doi.org/10.1515/pjbr-2019-0028

Research in social robotics is focused on the development of robots that can provide physical and cognitive support in a socially interactive way. Whilst some studies have previously investigated the importance of user characteristics (age, gender, e... Read More about Social robots: The influence of human and robot characteristics on acceptance.

Ethical considerations of (contextually) affective robot behaviour (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Van Maris, A., Zook, N., Caleb-Solly, P., Studley, M., Winfield, A., & Dogramadzi, S. (2018). Ethical considerations of (contextually) affective robot behaviour. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Robot Ethics and Standards. https://doi.org/10.13180/icres.2018.20-21.08.002

The use of social robots can bring many benefits, but raises ethical concerns as well. One of these concerns, emotional deception, was investigated in this research. First, affective robot behaviour is validated, followed by a user study to investiga... Read More about Ethical considerations of (contextually) affective robot behaviour.