Imperial College London

Professor Yiannis Demiris

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Human-Centred Robotics, Head of ISN



+44 (0)20 7594 6300y.demiris Website




1011Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Ros, R and Nalin, M and Wood, R and Baxter, P and Looije, R and Demiris, Y and Belpaeme, T and Giusti, A and Pozzi, C},
doi = {10.1145/2070481.2070545},
pages = {335--342},
title = {Child-robot interaction in the wild: Advice to the aspiring experimenter},
url = {},
year = {2011}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - We present insights gleaned from a series of child-robot interaction experiments carried out in a hospital paediatric department. Our aim here is to share good practice in experimental design and lessons learned about the implementation of systems for social HRI with child users towards application in "the wild", rather than in tightly controlled and constrained laboratory environments: a trade-off between the structures imposed by experimental design and the desire for removal of such constraints that inhibit interaction depth, and hence engagement, requires a careful balance. © 2011 ACM.
AU - Ros,R
AU - Nalin,M
AU - Wood,R
AU - Baxter,P
AU - Looije,R
AU - Demiris,Y
AU - Belpaeme,T
AU - Giusti,A
AU - Pozzi,C
DO - 10.1145/2070481.2070545
EP - 342
PY - 2011///
SP - 335
TI - Child-robot interaction in the wild: Advice to the aspiring experimenter
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ER -