Integrating roboticist values into a value sensitive design framework for humanoid robots

Eun Jeong Cheon, Norman Makoto Su

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12 Scopus citations

Abstract

A good body of work in HRI has investigated how to design humanoids to effectively serve users' needs. This user centered approach has proved fruitful, but there exists relatively little work examining the intent and values of the roboticists themselves. Furthermore, we know little of how the values of roboticists influence their own designs. Such knowledge could help designers better reflect on whether their designs effectively convey particular ethics to their users. In this study, we analyzed 27 interviews of pioneer humanoid roboticists, seeking to identify the values of such roboticists. Our results suggest that roboticists' values are shaped by a dominant engineering-based background that emphasizes robotics as a field of integration (especially humanoids). Roboticists also see robots as testbeds for learning about humans themselves. We advocate a VSD approach for humanoids that goes beyond engineering disciplines and forces values to the forefront of discussion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHRI 2016 - 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages375-382
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781467383707
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 12 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2016 - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: Mar 7 2016Mar 10 2016

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Volume2016-April
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148

Conference

Conference11th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2016
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Period3/7/163/10/16

Keywords

  • Critical HRI
  • HRI design
  • Humanoid
  • Roboticists
  • Value-sensitive design (VSD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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