The Potential of Telepresence Robots for Intergroup Contact

Avner Peled, Teemu Leinonen, Béatrice Hasler

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Abstract

We propose the use of telepresence robots as a medium for intergroup contact that aims at reducing prejudice between groups in conflict. We argue for robots as a midpoint between online communication and a face-to-face meeting, combining the flexibility of the virtual world and the depth of physical interactions. We define the basic architecture of telepresence systems and present a conceptual framework for robot-mediated encounters in an intergroup context. We then provide design guidelines for telepresence systems that may guide future implementations of robotic intergroup contact.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHIRA - 4th International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications
Pages210-217
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-758-480-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - Virtual, Online
Duration: 5 Nov 20206 Nov 2020
Conference number: 4

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications
Abbreviated titleCHIRA
CityVirtual, Online
Period05/11/202006/11/2020

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