We propose "Shelly", a robot for restraining children»s abusive behaviors toward the robot. The robot»s overall system and its unique multi-modal interface are discussed first. Then, the result of an early stage evaluation of robot»s designed behaviors is explained. Finally, a primary function - the robot suspending all interactions for a period by hiding its head and limbs inside the shell - is proposed to restrain children»s robot abusing. The results show that the function, with an appropriate operating time, effectively reduces children»s robot abusing while maintaining their engagement with the robot.
- Designing Shelly, a Robot Capable of Assessing and Restraining Children's Robot Abusing Behaviors.pdf (3.93MB)