Safety Demand Characteristic

thumbnail for Safety Demand Characteristic While it is increasingly common to have robots in real-world environments, many Human-Robot Interaction studies are conducted in laboratory settings. Evidence shows that laboratory settings have the potential to skew participants' feelings of safety. This project probes the consequences of this Safety Demand Characteristic and its impact on the field of Human-Robot Interaction.



  • Poston, J., Lucas, H., Carlson, Z., & Feil-Seifer, D. Does the Safety Demand Characteristic Influence Human-Robot Interaction?. In International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR), volume 9979, page 850-859, Springer International Publication. Nov 2016. Springer International Publication. ( details ) ( .pdf )