Vol 3, No 1 (2014)

Special Issue on Design in HRI: Past, Present, and Future

Much like computing has become increasingly mobile, ubiquitous, and part of everyday life, someday in the future we may find robots assisting humans in situations well beyond their current use. They may become assistants, workmates, entertainers, and even socializers. Achieving this will require careful consideration of the role and effect of robots in our lives. As robot technology becomes more commonplace, design aspects will become increasingly important.

The design community has established many methods for creating engaging artifacts and has branched out into subfields such as interaction design and product design, which are highly relevant for the HRI field. Designers have unique opportunities to improve the overall appeal and usefulness of robotic products well beyond their technical function and capabilities. Finally, designers are well-equipped to envision and understand the implications and potential of new technologies through techniques such as concept development, sketching, and lo-fi prototyping.

To highlight this rising importance of design in HRI, we have included a wide range of submissions in this publication. A unique feature of this special issue is that the authors of accepted papers are invited to present their paper at HRI2014 (the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, http://humanrobotinteraction.org/2014). This opportunity allows authors to present their work to a large audience and contribute toward improving the quality and profile of design papers at the HRI conference.

Table of Contents

Special Issue: Design in HRI -- Past, Present, and Future

Introduction to Journal of Human-Robot Interaction Special Issue on Design PDF
Lars Erik Holmquist, Jodi Forlizzi 1-3
From Mechanical Metamorphosis to Empathic Interaction: A Historical Overview of Robotic Creatures PDF
Chang Geun Oh, Jaeheung Park 4-19
Living With Robots: A Speculative Design Approach PDF
James Henry Auger 20-42
Coactive Design: Designing Support for Interdependence in Joint Activity PDF
Matthew Johnson, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Paul J. Feltovich, Catholijn M. Jonker, M. Birna van Riemsdijk, Maarten Sierhuis 43-69
Designing Robots in the Wild: In situ Prototype Evaluation for a Break Management Robot PDF
Selma Sabanovic, Sarah Reeder, Bobak Kechavarzi 70-88
Designing Robots With Movement in Mind PDF
Guy Hoffman, Wendy Ju 89-122
Movie Magic Makes Better Social Robots: The Overlap of Special Effects and Character Robot Engineering PDF
Derek Carl Scherer 123-141


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