Publication Details

AnaLisa Honour, Santosh Balajee Banisetty, and David Feil-Seifer. "Perceived Social Intelligence as Evaluation of Socially Navigation." Boulder, CO, USA., Mar 2021. ACM Human-Robot Interaction Companion. doi: 10.1145/3434074.3447226 ( pdf )


  • Keywords:
  • Socially-Aware Navigation (SAN)
  • Perceived Social Intelligence (PSI)

Abstract

As Human-Robot Interaction becomes more sophisticated, measuring the performance of a social robot is crucial to gauging the effectiveness of its behavior. However, social behavior does not necessarily have strict performance metrics that other autonomous behavior can have. Indeed, when considering robot navigation, a socially-appropriate action may be one that is sub-optimal, resulting in longer paths, longer times to get to a goal. Instead, we can rely on subjective assessments of the robot's social performance by a participant in a robot interaction or by a bystander. In this paper, we use the newly-validated Perceived Social Intelligence (PSI) scale to examine the perception of non-humanoid robots in non-verbal social scenarios. We show that there are significant differences between the perceived social intelligence of robots exhibiting SAN behavior compared to one using a traditional navigation planner in scenarios such as waiting in a queue and group behavior.

Author Details

Name: AnaLisa Honour
Status: Active

Name: Santosh Balajee Banisetty
email: santoshbanisetty@nevada.unr.edu
Website: http://www.santoshbanisetty.com/
Status: Active

Name: David Feil-Seifer
email: dave@cse.unr.edu
Website: http://cse.unr.edu/~dave
Phone: (775) 784-6469
Status: Active

BibTex Reference

@inproceedings{honour2021perceived,
  title={Perceived Social Intelligence as Evaluation of Socially Navigation},
  author={AnaLisa Honour and Santosh Balajee Banisetty and David Feil-Seifer},
  year={2021},
  month={March},
  address={Boulder, CO, USA.},
  publisher={ACM Human-Robot Interaction Companion},
  doi={10.1145/3434074.3447226},
}

HTML Reference

<span class="authors">AnaLisa Honour, Santosh Balajee Banisetty, and David Feil-Seifer</span>. <span class="title">"Perceived Social Intelligence as Evaluation of Socially Navigation." </span> <span class="address">Boulder, CO, USA.</span>, <span class="month">Mar</span> <span class="year">2021</span>. <span class="ending">ACM Human-Robot Interaction Companion.</span> <span class="doi">doi: 10.1145/3434074.3447226</span>

Support

CHS: Small: Socially-Aware Navigation, National Science Foundation PI: David Feil-Seifer, co-PI: Monica Nicolescu, Amount: $500,000, Sept. 1, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2021

REU Site: Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction, National Science Foundation PI: David Feil-Seifer, co-PI: Shamik Sengupta, Amount: $360,000, Feb. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2021