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Human-Robot Interaction

Human-Robot Interaction
An Introduction

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  • Publication planned for: March 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2020
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108735407

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  • The role of robots in society keeps expanding and diversifying, bringing with it a host of issues surrounding the relationship between robots and humans. This introduction to human–robot interaction (HRI), written by leading researchers in this developing field, is the first to provide a broad overview of the multidisciplinary topics central to modern HRI research. Students and researchers from robotics, artificial intelligence, psychology, sociology, and design will find it a concise and accessible guide to the current state of the field. Written for students from diverse backgrounds, it presents relevant background concepts, describing how robots work, how to design them, and how to evaluate their performance. Self-contained chapters discuss a wide range of topics, including the different communication modalities such as speech and language, non-verbal communication and the processing of emotions, as well as ethical issues around the application of robots today and in the context of our future society.

    • Minimal prerequisites and modular presentation enable courses to be tailored to fit students with different backgrounds
    • Discussion questions and relevant literature at the end of each chapter contribute to deeper conversations in and outside the classroom
    • Over ninety color illustrations showcase the history and most recent developments in human–robot interaction
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'What is human-robot interaction? This book gives questions that encourages us to think about fundamental issues on relationship between humans and robots. It will guide you to the exciting future living with robots. Worthwhile reading.' Hiroshi Ishiguro, Osaka University, Japan

    'This book covers the essential ground of the interdisciplinary field of human-robot interaction. I highly recommend it for students and researchers who want to understand the lay of the land, and to anyone interested in how these robots work, and our future lives with them. A much needed and appreciated contribution.' Peter H. Kahn, Jr, University of Washington

    'An excellent primer that covers all the bases, ranging from robotics to ethics, in a thorough, yet concise, fashion. Whether you're a budding researcher looking to learn background and methods, or a seasoned academic looking to branch out or brush up a specific area, this book offers foundational work, current perspectives, and a wealth of examples. For the tech enthusiast, this is an accessible, research-grounded primer on the reality of robots today, and how they may work with people. I'll be recommending this book to colleagues, using it in my teaching, and providing copies to my grad students!' James Young, University of Manitoba, Canada

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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: March 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108735407
    • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2020
  • Table of Contents

    1. Preface
    2. What is human-robot interaction?
    3. How a robot works
    4. Design
    5. Spatial interaction
    6. Nonverbal interaction
    7. Verbal interaction
    8. Emotion
    9. Robots in the media
    10. Research methods
    11. Applications
    12. Ethical aspects
    13. The future.

  • Authors

    Christoph Bartneck, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Tony Belpaeme, University of Plymouth

    Friederike Eyssel, Universität Bielefeld, Germany

    Takayuki Kanda, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute

    Merel Keijsers, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Selma Šabanović, Indiana University

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