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Tuesday, July 28 • 10:31 - 12:00
"Social Media in Human-Robot-Interaction"

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Authors: Frauke Zeller, David Harris Smith, Jacky Au Duong, Mager Alanna, Ebrahim Bagheri and Frank Rudzicz

This work-in-progress-paper presents the first results of a larger study investigating the role of social media in Human-Robot-Interaction. It draws on a large set of online communication data from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram around an interdisciplinary art and science project - hitchBOT. This robot hitchhiked unaccompanied across Canada in July/August 2014 and kindles broad public and news media interest. The results presented show a so far under-researched dimension in the design of social robots, that is social media as additional communication tools in order to support the creation of trust, attachment, and to form a community around a robot.


Jacky Au Duong

School of Professional Communication (Ryerson University)

Alanna Mager

Research Assistant, hitchBOT, Ryerson University

David Smith

Assistant Professor, McMaster University
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Frauke Zeller

Assistant Professor, Ryerson University
I am the co-creator of hitchBOT!

Tuesday July 28, 2015 10:31 - 12:00
(9th Floor) TRS 3-176 (Ted Rogers School of Management) 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 2C3

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