Exploring Child-Robot Proxemics

Dana Tokmurzina, Nurbolat Sagitzhan, Abzal Nurgaliyev, Anara Sandygulova

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This paper presents an exploratory research on the proxemics behavior occurring during child-robot interaction. Due to the increase in usage of NAO robots in child environments and applications, it is increasingly important to design an appropriate model for proximate interaction for children of different age groups. For this purpose we conducted an exploratory study in the wild inviting 26 children. Our main findings indicate that proximity depends on age. Future work is needed to understand the factors that influence child-robot proxemics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2018 - Companion of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356152
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2018
Event13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2018Mar 8 2018


Conference13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2018
CountryUnited States


  • child-robot interaction
  • human-robot interaction
  • proxemics
  • social robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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