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 = {Sarabia, M and Le, Mau T and Soh, H and Naruse, S and Poon, C and Liao, Z and Tan, KC and Lai, ZJ and Demiris, Y},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-02675-6_41},
pages = {412--421},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {iCharibot : Design and Field Trials of a Fundraising Robot},
url = {},
year = {2013}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - In this work, we address the problem of increasing charitable donations through a novel, engaging fundraising robot: the Imperial Charity Robot (iCharibot). To better understand how to engage passers-by, we conducted a field trial in outdoor locations at a busy area in London, spread across 9 sessions of 40 minutes each. During our experiments, iCharibot attracted 679 people and engaged with 386 individuals. Our results show that interactivity led to longer user engagement with the robot. Our data further suggests both saliency and interactivity led to an increase in the total donation amount. These findings should prove useful for future design of robotic fundraisers in particular and for social robots in general.
AU - Sarabia,M
AU - Le,Mau T
AU - Soh,H
AU - Naruse,S
AU - Poon,C
AU - Liao,Z
AU - Tan,KC
AU - Lai,ZJ
AU - Demiris,Y
DO - 10.1007/978-3-319-02675-6_41
EP - 421
PB - Springer
PY - 2013///
SP - 412
TI - iCharibot : Design and Field Trials of a Fundraising Robot
UR -
UR -
ER -