Maxwell Bennett and Tom Williams and Daria Thames and Matthias Scheutz
1st International Workshop on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality for HRI
In this paper, we discuss how the use of a suit-based VR teleoperation interface and paired humanoid robot allowed us to investigate differences in how humans instruct and perceive autonomous and teleoperated humanoid robots, as well as other humans. In particular, as the use of teleoperated humanoids increases, we are interested in how physical embodiment and perceived autonomy affect how humans instruct and perceive these humanoids. We abridge our previous work and empirical results, and describe lessons learned with respect to the design and use of VR suit-based teleoperation interfaces such as the one used.