HRI Methods & Metrics 2022

Towards Formalizing HRI Data Collection Processes

A flowchart for the process of designing a data collection study, grounded in recent HRI literature (See Table I). Collection goal and data coverage/abundance subgoals are first identified, followed by an iterative task design and procedure for collecting more data. Task design includes three major elements: the environment, the task with human/object configurations, and the criteria for the main task subject identified to reach the collection goal. The two bi-directional arrows, (a) and (c), and an iteration arrow (b) underline the importance of the iterative process

Within the human-robot interaction (HRI) community, many researchers have focused on the careful design of human-subjects studies. However, other parts of the community, e.g., the technical advances community, also need to do human-subjects studies to collect data to train their models, in ways that require user studies but without a strict experimental design. The… Continue reading Towards Formalizing HRI Data Collection Processes