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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.

The effects of clinical task interruptions on subsequent performance of a medication pre-administration task (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Williams, C., Morgan, P. L., Christopher, G., Zook, N., & Hoskins, R. (2020). The effects of clinical task interruptions on subsequent performance of a medication pre-administration task. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19135-1_9

There is a surge of research exploring the role of task interruptions in the manifestation of primary task errors both in controlled experimental settings, and safety critical workplaces such as healthcare. Despite such research providing valuable in... Read More about The effects of clinical task interruptions on subsequent performance of a medication pre-administration task.

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.

Exploring Older Adult Susceptibility to Fraudulent Computer Pop-Up Interruptions (2018)
Journal Article
Morgan, P., Williams, E., Zook, N., & Christopher, G. (2019). Exploring Older Adult Susceptibility to Fraudulent Computer Pop-Up Interruptions. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 782, 56-68. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94782-2_6

© 2019, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature. The proliferation of Internet connectivity and accessibility has been accompanied by an increase in cyber-threats, including fraudulent communications. Fake computer updates, whic... Read More about Exploring Older Adult Susceptibility to Fraudulent Computer Pop-Up Interruptions.