Alexandra Bejarano and Tom Williams
Pioneers Workshop at HRI 2022
Research has shown that the relationship between robot mind, body, and identity is flexible and can be performed in a variety of ways. Our research focuses on the identity performance strategies used among robot groups. We explore how those strategies may be presented through group identity observables (design cues) used by robot groups and their designers and how those strategies impact human-robot interactions. Specifically, how group identity observables lead observers to develop different mental models of robot groups and different perceptions of trust and group dynamics constructs.