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Mutual shaping in swarm robotics: User studies in fire and rescue, storage organization, and bridge inspection (2020)
Journal Article
Carrillo-Zapata, D., Milner, E., Hird, J., Tzoumas, G., Vardanega, P. J., Sooriyabandara, M., …Hauert, S. (2020). Mutual shaping in swarm robotics: User studies in fire and rescue, storage organization, and bridge inspection. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 7, https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2020.00053

Many real-world applications have been suggested in the swarm robotics literature. However, there is a general lack of understanding of what needs to be done for robot swarms to be useful and trusted by users in reality. This paper aims to investigat... Read More about Mutual shaping in swarm robotics: User studies in fire and rescue, storage organization, and bridge inspection.

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?.

User-centred design and evaluation of a tele-operated echocardiography robot (2020)
Journal Article
Giuliani, M., Szczęśniak-Stańczyk, D., Mirnig, N., Stollnberger, G., Szyszko, M., Stańczyk, B., & Tscheligi, M. (2020). User-centred design and evaluation of a tele-operated echocardiography robot. Health and Technology, 10, 649-655. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12553-019-00399-0

We present the collected findings of a user-centred approach for developing a tele-operated robot for remote echocardiography examinations. During the three-year development of the robot, we involved users in all development stages of the robot, to i... Read More about User-centred design and evaluation of a tele-operated echocardiography robot.

Static and temporal differences in social signals between error-free and erroneous situations in human-robot collaboration (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Cahya, D. E., Ramakrishnan, R., & Giuliani, M. (2019). Static and temporal differences in social signals between error-free and erroneous situations in human-robot collaboration. In M. A. Salichs, S. S. Ge, E. I. Barakova, J. Cabibihan, A. R. Wagner, Ά. Castro-González, & H. He (Eds.), Social Robotics. , (189-199). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35888-4_18

The capability of differentiating error situations from error-free situations in human-robot collaboration is a mandatory skill for collaborative robots. One of the variables that robots can analyse to differentiate both situations are the social sig... Read More about Static and temporal differences in social signals between error-free and erroneous situations in human-robot collaboration.

Development of a Debris Clearance Vehicle for Limited Access Environments (2019)
Presentation / Conference
West, C., Cheah, W., Rajasekaran, V., Stolkin, R., West, A., Arvin, F., …Lennox, B. (2019, January). Development of a Debris Clearance Vehicle for Limited Access Environments. Paper presented at 2nd UK-RAS ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, Loughborough, 2019, Loughborough, UK

A debris clearance robot for extreme environments (2019)
Journal Article
West, C., Giuliani, M., Lennox, B., Cheah, W., Arvin, F., West, A., & Watson, S. (2019). A debris clearance robot for extreme environments. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 11649 LNAI, 148-159. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23807-0_13

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019. The need for nuclear decommissioning is increasing globally, as power stations and other facilities utilising nuclear reaches the end of their operational life. Currently the majority of decommissioning tasks ar... Read More about A debris clearance robot for extreme environments.

Confidence in uncertainty: Error cost and commitment in early speech hypotheses (2018)
Journal Article
Loth, S., Jettka, K., Giuliani, M., Kopp, S., & de Ruiter, J. (2018). Confidence in uncertainty: Error cost and commitment in early speech hypotheses. PLoS ONE, 13(8), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201516

© 2018 Loth et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credi... Read More about Confidence in uncertainty: Error cost and commitment in early speech hypotheses.

Towards a cognitive architecture incorporating human feedback for interactive collaborative robots (2018)
Journal Article
Cahya, D. E., & Giuliani, M. (2018). Towards a cognitive architecture incorporating human feedback for interactive collaborative robots. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 10965, 486-488. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96728-8

The development of new collaborative robotic platforms opens the new possibility of human-robot collaborative scenarios provided that they are controlled by excellent control programs. Interactive collaborative robots need to be autonomous and posses... Read More about Towards a cognitive architecture incorporating human feedback for interactive collaborative robots.

Feature and performance comparison of the V-REP, Gazebo and ARGoS robot simulators (2018)
Journal Article
Pitonakova, L., Giuliani, M., Pipe, A., & Winfield, A. (2018). Feature and performance comparison of the V-REP, Gazebo and ARGoS robot simulators. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 10965 LNAI, 357-368. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96728-8_30

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018. In this paper, the characteristics and performance of three open-source simulators for robotics, V-REP, Gazebo and ARGoS, are thoroughly analysed and compared. While they all allow... Read More about Feature and performance comparison of the V-REP, Gazebo and ARGoS robot simulators.

Head and shoulders: Automatic error detection in human-robot interaction (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Trung, P., Giuliani, M., Miksch, M., Stollnberger, G., Stadler, S., Mirnig, N., & Tscheligi, M. (2017, November). Head and shoulders: Automatic error detection in human-robot interaction. Paper presented at 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction

We describe a novel method for automatic detection of errors in human-robot interactions. Our approach is to detect errors based on the classification of head and shoulder movements of humans who are interacting with erroneous robots. We conducted a... Read More about Head and shoulders: Automatic error detection in human-robot interaction.

Automatically Classifying User Engagement for Dynamic Multi-party Human–Robot Interaction (2017)
Journal Article
Foster, M. E., Gaschler, A., & Giuliani, M. (2017). Automatically Classifying User Engagement for Dynamic Multi-party Human–Robot Interaction. International Journal of Social Robotics, 9(5), 659-674. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-017-0414-y

© 2017, The Author(s). A robot agent designed to engage in real-world human–robot joint action must be able to understand the social states of the human users it interacts with in order to behave appropriately. In particular, in a dynamic public spac... Read More about Automatically Classifying User Engagement for Dynamic Multi-party Human–Robot Interaction.

To err is robot: How humans assess and act toward an erroneous social robot (2017)
Journal Article
Mirnig, N., Stollnberger, G., Miksch, M., Stadler, S., Giuliani, M., & Tscheligi, M. (2017). To err is robot: How humans assess and act toward an erroneous social robot. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 4(MAY), 21. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2017.00021

© 2017 Mirnig, Stollnberger, Miksch, Stadler, Giuliani and Tscheligi. We conducted a user study for which we purposefully programmed faulty behavior into a robot's routine. It was our aim to explore if participants rate the faulty robot different fro... Read More about To err is robot: How humans assess and act toward an erroneous social robot.

Industrial human-robot interaction: Creating personas for augmented reality supported robot control and teaching (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Stadler, S., Mirnig, N., Giuliani, M., Tscheligi, M., Materna, Z., & Kapinus, M. (2017, March). Industrial human-robot interaction: Creating personas for augmented reality supported robot control and teaching. Paper presented at ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2017

In strong cooperation with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), we research the simplification of industrial robot online-programming. For that, we extend existing programming interfaces with augmented reality (AR) technology. We proactively us... Read More about Industrial human-robot interaction: Creating personas for augmented reality supported robot control and teaching.

Elements of humor: How humans perceive verbal and non-verbal aspects of humorous robot behavior (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Mirnig, N., Stollnberger, G., Giuliani, M., & Tscheligi, M. (2017, March). Elements of humor: How humans perceive verbal and non-verbal aspects of humorous robot behavior. Paper presented at ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2017

We performed a preliminary online survey to explore if verbal and non-verbal robot humor elements influence how humans rate a robot's funniness. The video-based survey comprised four conditions, each showing a short clip of a NAO robot in a receptio... Read More about Elements of humor: How humans perceive verbal and non-verbal aspects of humorous robot behavior.

Using persona, scenario, and use case to develop a human-robot augmented reality collaborative workspace (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Materna, Z., Kapinus, M., Beran, V., Smrž, P., Giuliani, M., Mirnig, N., …Tscheligi, M. (2017, March). Using persona, scenario, and use case to develop a human-robot augmented reality collaborative workspace. Paper presented at ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2017

Up to date, methods from Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) have not been widely adopted in the development of Human-Robot Interaction systems (HRI). In this paper, we describe a system prototype and a use case. The prototype is an augmented reality-ba... Read More about Using persona, scenario, and use case to develop a human-robot augmented reality collaborative workspace.

Tablet-based augmented reality in the factory: Influence of knowledge in computer programming on robot teaching tasks (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Kain, K. S., Stadler, S., Giuliani, M., Mirnig, N., Stollnberger, G., & Tscheligi, M. (2017, March). Tablet-based augmented reality in the factory: Influence of knowledge in computer programming on robot teaching tasks. Paper presented at ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2017

We investigate whether a user’s background in computer programming has an influence on user’s mental workload, when using a tablet-based augmented reality robot control interface that visualizes task-based information. For this purpose we conducted a... Read More about Tablet-based augmented reality in the factory: Influence of knowledge in computer programming on robot teaching tasks.

Robot humor: How self-irony and Schadenfreude influence people's rating of robot likability (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Mirnig, N., Stadler, S., Stollnberger, G., Giuliani, M., & Tscheligi, M. (2016). Robot humor: How self-irony and Schadenfreude influence people's rating of robot likability. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2016.7745106

© 2016 IEEE. Humor in robotics is a promising, though not yet significantly researched topic. We performed a user study exploring two different kinds of laughter. In our study, participants observed a robot-robot interaction where an iCat and a NAO r... Read More about Robot humor: How self-irony and Schadenfreude influence people's rating of robot likability.

Designing user interfaces for different user groups: A three-way teleconference system for doctors, patients and assistants using a Remote Medical robot (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Zarczuk, R., Kreczmer, B., Wysokinski, A., Stollnberger, G., Giuliani, M., Mirnig, N., …Andrzej, W. (2016). Designing user interfaces for different user groups: A three-way teleconference system for doctors, patients and assistants using a Remote Medical robot. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2016.7745181

© 2016 IEEE. We present the design for a three-way medical teleconference system for communication between a doctor, a patient, and an assistant. The system includes individual doctor-patient and doctor-assistant communication channels, as well as th... Read More about Designing user interfaces for different user groups: A three-way teleconference system for doctors, patients and assistants using a Remote Medical robot.

User requirements for a medical robotic system: Enabling doctors to remotely conduct ultrasonography and physical examination (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Moser, C., Stollnberger, G., Christiane, M., Giuliani, M., Stadler, S., Tscheligi, M., …Stanczyk, B. (2016). User requirements for a medical robotic system: Enabling doctors to remotely conduct ultrasonography and physical examination. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2016.7745254

© 2016 IEEE. We report the results of a user requirements analysis for a medical robotic system that enables doctors to remotely conduct ultrasonography and physical examination on patients. As there are three different user groups in this scenario -... Read More about User requirements for a medical robotic system: Enabling doctors to remotely conduct ultrasonography and physical examination.

Augmented reality for industrial robot programmers: Workload analysis for task-based, augmented reality-supported robot control (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Stadler, S., Kain, K., Giuliani, M., Mirnig, N., Stollnberger, G., & Tscheligi, M. (2016). Augmented reality for industrial robot programmers: Workload analysis for task-based, augmented reality-supported robot control. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2016.7745108

© 2016 IEEE. Augmented reality (AR) can serve as a tool to provide helpful information in a direct way to industrial robot programmers throughout the teaching process. It seems obvious that AR support eases the programming process and increases the p... Read More about Augmented reality for industrial robot programmers: Workload analysis for task-based, augmented reality-supported robot control.


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