Elements of humor: How humans perceive verbal and non-verbal aspects of humorous robot behavior

Mirnig, N., Stollnberger, G., Giuliani, M. and Tscheligi, M. ed (2017) Elements of humor: How humans perceive verbal and non-verbal aspects of humorous robot behavior. In: 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Vienna, Austria, 6-9 March 2017. Vienna, Austria: ACM, pp. 211-212 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/31577

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We performed a preliminary online survey to explore if verbal and non-verbal robot humor elements influence how humans rate a robot's funniness. The video-based survey comprised four conditions, each showing a short clip of a NAO robot in a receptionist scenario, showing different behavior. Although participants' ratings of the funniness level did not differ significantly between robot behaviors, we interpret this result as an indicator that humor is not made from single elements. Humor is multilayered and often only works when different signals are combined. Creating funny robots will require more detailed research on multimodal behaviors.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:elements, humor, humans, perceive, verbal, non-verbal, humorous, robot, behaviour
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
ID Code:31577
Deposited By: Dr M. Giuliani
Deposited On:20 Apr 2017 10:40
Last Modified:23 Apr 2017 04:13

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