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Short Course: Evaluating Human-Robot Interaction

UMass Lowell NERVE Center

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Short Course: Evaluating Human-Robot Interaction

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early registration, Student
For current students only. Upon registration you will be asked to scan your student ID and e-mail it to NERVE@cs.uml.edu. You must also bring your student ID on the day of the course.
Ended $100.00 $0.00
Early registration, Non-student
For non-student attendees.
Ended $250.00 $0.00
Late/On-site registration, Student Ended $150.00 $0.00
Late/On-site registration, Non-student Ended $350.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Short Course: Evaluating Human-Robot Interaction
Holly Yanco, UMass Lowell

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Registration 12:30-1:00pm
Course 1:00-6:00pm

In this short course, you will learn methods and metrics for the evaluation of human-robot interaction. Experimental design and methodologies will be discussed. Case studies for a variety of robot applications will be presented. Requirements for human subjects studies approval related to human subjects protection will also be covered.


Topics to be covered:

Brief introduction of human-robot interaction

Metrics, including

  • Situation awareness
  • Robot performance (e.g., time to traverse a course (if robot is autonomous), number of collisions)
  • Operator performance (e.g., number of items found, time to traverse a course (if robot is teleoperated), workload, trust of the system)

Types of evaluation, including sample studies for each

  • Heuristic evaluations
  • Videos of robot behaviors using MTurk to collect survey data
  • Lab studies
  • Competitions
  • Robots “in the wild"

Human subjects testing

  • How to select the right type of participants (e.g., actual end users, college students, etc.)
  • The IRB process

Designing a study

  • Goals of the evaluation
  • Metrics to be collected
  • Within subjects vs. between subjects
  • Counterbalancing to eliminate learning effects

Attendees can park in the extended parking lot on the east side of the building, facing the blue COBHAM logo. This area is noted as "Day Event Parking" on this page: http://nerve.uml.edu/location.php. Attendees can then walk around to the back of the building and enter through the NERVE Center's main entrance. There will be signs directing attendees from the parking lot to the entrance.

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UMass Lowell NERVE Center
1001 Pawtucket Blvd
Lowell, MA 01854

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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