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Studying Drink-Serving Service Robots in the Real World

: Langedijk, Rosalyn Melissa; Odabasi, Cagatay; Fischer, Kerstin; Graf, Birgit


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; IEEE Robotics and Automation Society; Korea Robotics Society:
29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2020 : 31 August - 04 September 2020, Naples, Italy, Virtual Conference
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2020
ISBN: 978-1-7281-6075-7
ISBN: 978-1-7281-6076-4
International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) <29, 2020, Online>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Gesundheit; Mensch-Roboter-Interaktion (MRI); Serviceroboter; Robotik

Field studies where robots are tested in real life settings bring different challenges for researchers, robotics scientists and users. In this paper, we address some of the challenges we encountered when testing two different drink-serving service robots in the wild. We collect challenges from three different experiments. Two experiments were conducted in elderly care facilities, while a third experiment took place in the lobby of a concert hall. We focus on the challenges that researchers face during the preparation phase and the on-set deployment phase when testing robots in the wild. We point to potential difficulties that may arise and present some practical solutions to the issues encountered. Our results suggest that lab studies do not sufficiently prepare the researcher for research 'in the wild.'