Human robot interaction and fiction: A contradiction
Paper in proceedings, 2014

In this position paper a perspective on how movies and science fiction are currently shaping the design of robots is presented. This analysis includes both behaviour and embodiment in robots. We discuss popular movies that involve robots as characters in their storyline, and how people’s beliefs and expectations are affected by what they see in robot movies. A mismatch or contradiction emerges in what the robots of today can accomplish and what the movies portray. In order to overcome this mismatch we present design implications that may be of benefit to HRI designers.

Commercial robots

Research robots

Fiction robots


E.B. Sandoval

University of Canterbury

O. Mubin

Western Sydney University

Mohammad Obaid

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

03029743 (ISSN) 16113349 (eISSN)

Vol. 8755 54-63

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Computer and Information Science





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