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Safety assessment review of a dressing assistance robot (2021)
Journal Article
Delgado Bellamy, D., Chance, G., Caleb-Solly, P., & Dogramadzi, S. (2021). Safety assessment review of a dressing assistance robot. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2021.667316

Hazard analysis methods such as HAZOP and STPA have proven to be effective methods for assurance of system safety for years. However, the dimensionality and human factors uncertainty of many assistive robotic applications challenges the capability of... Read More about Safety assessment review of a dressing assistance robot.

Assessing and addressing ethical risk from anthropomorphism and deception in socially assistive robots (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Winkle, K., Caleb-Solly, P., Leonards, U., Turton, A., & Bremner, P. (2021). Assessing and addressing ethical risk from anthropomorphism and deception in socially assistive robots. https://doi.org/10.1145/3434073.3444666

In this paper we apply the recent concept of robot Ethical Risk Assessment to an exemplar Socially Assistive Robot (SAR); specifically considering ethical risks posed by anthropomorphism in this context. We draw on two complimentary studies to demons... Read More about Assessing and addressing ethical risk from anthropomorphism and deception in socially assistive robots.

Towards an ontological framework for environmental survey hazard analysis of autonomous systems (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Caleb-Solly, P., & Harper, C. (2021). Towards an ontological framework for environmental survey hazard analysis of autonomous systems

This paper presents current progress in the development of Environmental Survey Hazard Analysis (ESHA), a method of preliminary hazard identification aimed at autonomous system application problems. In addition to performing their design mission, aut... Read More about Towards an ontological framework for environmental survey hazard analysis of autonomous systems.

Effects of an unexpected and expected event on older adults’ autonomic arousal and eye fixations during autonomous driving (2020)
Journal Article
Stephenson, A. C., Eimontaite, I., Caleb-Solly, P., Morgan, P. L., Khatun, T., Davis, J., & Alford, C. (2020). Effects of an unexpected and expected event on older adults’ autonomic arousal and eye fixations during autonomous driving. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.571961

© Copyright © 2020 Stephenson, Eimontaite, Caleb-Solly, Morgan, Khatun, Davis and Alford. Driving cessation for some older adults can exacerbate physical, cognitive, and mental health challenges due to loss of independence and social isolation. Fully... Read More about Effects of an unexpected and expected event on older adults’ autonomic arousal and eye fixations during autonomous driving.

The utility of psychological measures in evaluating perceived usability of automated vehicle interfaces – A study with older adults (2020)
Journal Article
Voinescu, A., Morgan, P. L., Alford, C., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2020). The utility of psychological measures in evaluating perceived usability of automated vehicle interfaces – A study with older adults. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 72, 244-263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2020.05.003

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd The design of the traditional vehicle human-machine interfaces (HMIs) is undergoing major change as we move towards fully connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). Given the diversity of user requirements and preferences, it is vit... Read More about The utility of psychological measures in evaluating perceived usability of automated vehicle interfaces – A study with older adults.

Towards establishing a 'cooperation' measure for coupled movement in close-proximity human-robot interaction (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Camilleri, A., Hong, J., Dogramadzi, S., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2020, May). Towards establishing a 'cooperation' measure for coupled movement in close-proximity human-robot interaction. Presented at ICRA 2020

To achieve safe close-proximity human-robot interaction , particularly for physically assitive tasks, robot motion planning needs to recognize and adapt to the behaviour of humans in the long-term. Generally, motion prediction with probabilistic conf... Read More about Towards establishing a 'cooperation' measure for coupled movement in close-proximity human-robot interaction.

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.

Tracking changes in user activity from unlabelled smart home sensor data using unsupervised learning methods (2020)
Journal Article
Caleb-Solly, P., Gupta, P., & McClatchey, R. (2020). Tracking changes in user activity from unlabelled smart home sensor data using unsupervised learning methods. Neural Computing and Applications, 32(16), 12351 - 12362. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-020-04737-6

© 2020, The Author(s). This paper investigates the utility of unsupervised machine learning and data visualisation for tracking changes in user activity over time. This is done through analysing unlabelled data generated from passive and ambient smar... Read More about Tracking changes in user activity from unlabelled smart home sensor data using unsupervised learning methods.

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.

Disability rights and robotics: Co-producing futures (2020)
Report
Curran, T., Savage, S., Gibson, A., Clarke, J., Morgan, S., Edwards, K., …Comandur, K. (2020). Disability rights and robotics: Co-producing futures. University of the West of England

This project brought together a team of 25 co-researchers from the University of the West of England, Fairfield Farm College and Wiltshire Centre of Independent Living. The co-researchers are a diverse group including disabled people, carers, student... Read More about Disability rights and robotics: Co-producing futures.

The use of different feedback modalities and verbal collaboration in tele-robotic assistance (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Bolarinwa, J., Eimontaite, I., Dogramadzi, S., Mitchell, T., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2019). The use of different feedback modalities and verbal collaboration in tele-robotic assistance. https://doi.org/10.1109/rose.2019.8790412

This paper explores the effects of different feedback modalities (gripper orientation via peripheral (side) vision and haptic feedback) and verbal collaboration with the service-user on the performance of tele-operators in completing a tele-robotic a... Read More about The use of different feedback modalities and verbal collaboration in tele-robotic assistance.

The impact of different human-machine interface feedback modalities on older participants' user experience of CAVs in a simulator environment (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Eimontaite, I., Voinescu, A., Alford, C., Caleb-Solly, P., & Morgan, P. (2019). The impact of different human-machine interface feedback modalities on older participants' user experience of CAVs in a simulator environment. In Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation. , (120-132). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20503-4_11

Rapidly developing Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technology has potential to provide solutions to some of the aging population challenges, such as social isolation resulting from an inability to be independently mobile. However for AVs success, users' acce... Read More about The impact of different human-machine interface feedback modalities on older participants' user experience of CAVs in a simulator environment.

Effective persuasion strategies for socially assistive robots (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Winkle, K., Lemaignan, S., Caleb-Solly, P., Turton, A., Leonards, U., & Bremner, P. (2019). Effective persuasion strategies for socially assistive robots. In Proceedings of the 2019 ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction Conference, (277-285). https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2019.8673313

In this paper we present the results of an experimental study investigating the application of human persuasive strategies to a social robot. We demonstrate that robot displays of goodwill and similarity to the participant significantly increased rob... Read More about Effective persuasion strategies for socially assistive robots.

Mutual shaping in the design of socially assistive robots: A case study on social robots for therapy (2019)
Journal Article
Winkle, K., Caleb-Solly, P., Turton, A., & Bremner, P. (2020). Mutual shaping in the design of socially assistive robots: A case study on social robots for therapy. International Journal of Social Robotics, 12, 847-866. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-019-00536-9

This paper offers a case study in undertaking a mutual shaping approach to the design of socially assistive robots. We consider the use of social robots in therapy, and we present our results regarding this application, but the approach is generalisa... Read More about Mutual shaping in the design of socially assistive robots: A case study on social robots for therapy.

Interaction and engagement with an anxiety management app: Analysis using large-Scale behavioral data (2018)
Journal Article
Matthews, P., Topham, P., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2018). Interaction and engagement with an anxiety management app: Analysis using large-Scale behavioral data. JMIR Mental Health, 5(4), https://doi.org/10.2196/mental.9235

© Paul Matthews, Phil Topham, Praminda Caleb-Solly. Background: SAM (Self-help for Anxiety Management) is a mobile phone app that provides self-help for anxiety management. Launched in 2013, the app has achieved over one million downloads on the iOS... Read More about Interaction and engagement with an anxiety management app: Analysis using large-Scale behavioral data.

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.

A framework for semi-supervised adaptive learning for activity recognition in healthcare applications (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Gupta, P., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2018). A framework for semi-supervised adaptive learning for activity recognition in healthcare applications. In Engineering Applications of Neural Networks. , (3-15). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98204-5_1

With the growing popularity of the Internet of Things and connected home products, potential healthcare applications in a smart-home context for assisted living are becoming increasingly apparent. However, challenges in performing real-time human act... Read More about A framework for semi-supervised adaptive learning for activity recognition in healthcare applications.

'Elbows Out' - Predictive tracking of partially occluded pose for Robot-Assisted dressing (2018)
Journal Article
Chance, G., Jevtic, A., Caleb-Solly, P., Alenya, G., Torras, C., & Dogramadzi, S. (2018). 'Elbows Out' - Predictive tracking of partially occluded pose for Robot-Assisted dressing. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 3(4), 3598-3605. https://doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2018.2854926

© 2016 IEEE. Robots that can assist in the activities of daily living, such as dressing, may support older adults, addressing the needs of an aging population in the face of a growing shortage of care professionals. Using depth cameras during robot-a... Read More about 'Elbows Out' - Predictive tracking of partially occluded pose for Robot-Assisted dressing.