H u m a n - R o b o t  I n t e r a c t i o n

Qualitative Research-based Design Guidelines for a Social Companion Robot for Women in their 40s and 50s.

Kim, S, & Kum-Biocca, H. H., (2021) Social Robots for Housewives: A Study, The 2021 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO 2021), Japan/Virtual.

This study examines the idea of a social robot for lonely individuals. Numerous studies have analyzed the effects of loneliness on health, especially, of older adults, establishing that loneliness persists for long periods in life, and is very difficult to overcome. Hence, this study investigates the problems that middle-aged housewives face and explores solutions to help them alleviate their loneliness.










Robot gesture and user acceptance of Information in Human-Robot Interaction.


This study explores how human users respond to coordinated and uncoordinated gestures of a robot as an information communicator.

These results have theoretical implications for cognitive  load and working memory effects in human-robot interaction

and practical implications for designing and deploying dynamic humanoid robots for training and as a museum tour guide.