Franziska Babel

Franziska Babel
Ulm University | UULM · Human Factors

Master of Science
Open for collaboration and discussion on human-robot interaction and human-machine interaction.

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Introduction
I am currently a fourth year PhD student in the Human Factors Department at Ulm University and plan to complete my PhD this year. In my PhD thesis, I am investigating whether and how service robots can make cooperation requests to their users in an acceptable way. My PhD topic is set within the BMBF-project called RobotKoop which investigated social interaction strategies with autonomous service robots.

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Publications (23)
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For designing the interaction with robots in healthcare scenarios, understanding how trust develops in such situations characterized by vulnerability and uncertainty is important. The goal of this study was to investigate how technology-related user dispositions, anxiety, and robot characteristics influence trust. A second goal was to substantiate...
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Domestic service robots become increasingly prevalent and autonomous, which will make task priority conflicts more likely. The robot must be able to effectively and appropriately negotiate to gain priority if necessary. In previous human-robot interaction (HRI) studies, imitating human negotiation behavior was effective but long-term effects have n...
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Human-robot conflicts might occur in the future, for instance, if a robot requests a public resource (e.g., an elevator). It needs to be investigated how the robot's request can be designed acceptably and effectively regarding the robot type, modality, and politeness. In this interactive video-based online study (N = 390), a robot requested priorit...
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As autonomous service robots will become increasingly ubiquitous in our daily lives, human-robot conflicts will become more likely when humans and robots share the same spaces and resources. This thesis investigates the conflict resolution of robots and humans in everyday conflicts in the domestic and public context. Hereby, the acceptability, trus...
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As domestic service robots become more prevalent and act autonomously, conflicts of interest between humans and robots become more likely. Hereby, the robot shall be able to negotiate with humans effectively and appropriately to fulfill its tasks. One promising approach could be the imitation of human conflict resolution behaviour and the use of pe...
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Appropriate human likeness for social robots is said to increase trust and acceptance. Whether this applies to human communication features like dialog initiative needs to be investigated. Dialog initiative could be unacceptable for a robot, depending on the dialog content. Hence, the presented study investigates how a social robot’s proactive verb...
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Virtual reality (VR) environments offer promising possibilities to design learning material. However, learning in VR does not guarantee deep processing of the learning content. Therefore, further research is needed to investigate how to turn the potential of VR learning environments into an effective deep learning approach. Prior findings from mult...
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Autonomous robots become increasingly widespread in public spaces. Human‐robot interactions (HRI) with pedestrians is essential by visualizing trajectory information. We evaluated various display technologies for bright indoor conditions such as animated projection and LED lighting as well as displays.
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Presenting a pictorial representation followed by a textual representation supports learners to build a coherent mental model. Providing an elaboration prompt stimulates learners to process the learning content semantically. Hence, combining both approaches might result in synergetic effects as both foster mental model development, which could be p...
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Immersive virtual reality learning environments (VRLEs) have great potential but they do not guarantee effective or in-depth learning. Activating learners by including prompts, has been reported to increase learning in VR. Based on their promising effects in conventional settings, elaboration prompts should increase learning outcomes by activating...
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Latest service robots navigate autonomously in public spaces, which is new to pedestrians. Trajectory information is strongly recommended. Our user study propose dynamic visualizations to avoid confusion and fear. We prototyped and evaluated various approaches for bright indoor conditions such as animated projection and LED lighting as well as disp...
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From once being utopian, robots become more and more common in public and private social life. One area of application are robots, which are able to perform chores in domestic environments. To support users accustoming to the new robot companion, psychological mechanisms that enhance the interaction with robots need to be understood. In this resear...
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With service robots becoming more ubiquitous in social life, interaction design needs to adapt to novice users and the associated uncertainty in the first encounter with this technology in new emerging environments. Trust in robots is a significant psychological prerequisite to achieve safe and convenient cooperation between users and robots. This...
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As service robots become increasingly autonomous and follow their own task-related goals, human-robot conflicts seem inevitable, especially in shared spaces. Goal conflicts can arise from simple trajectory planning to complex task prioritization. For successful human-robot goal-conflict resolution, humans and robots need to negotiate their goals an...
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Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have the opportunity to reduce accident and injury rates in urban areas and improve safety for vulnerable road users (VRUs). To realize these benefits, AVs have to communicate with VRUs like pedestrians. While there are proposed solutions concerning the visualization or modality of external human-machine interfaces, a rese...
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New technologies such as virtual reality learning environments support learning complex concepts of robotics as they offer new possibilities to display the learning content. To foster learning explanatory prompts can help the learner to process the learning content more efficiently and deeply. Therefore, we conducted a between-subject design study...
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Online experiments offer several advantages compared to lab studies. We propose that reaction times in takeover requests in automated driving research can be evaluated using online experiments. Furthermore, we assume that online studies can complement simulator studies to some extent. However, online studies have several pitfalls (e.g. an uncontrol...
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Automated driving has the potential to reduce road fatalities. However, the public opinion to use automated driving can be described as skeptical. To increase the use of automated driving features, we investigate the persuasion principle of opt-out permission policies for enabling the automation, meaning automatically enabling the automation if use...
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The cooperative driving framework in combination with adaptive automation provides a suitable solution for overcoming legal and system limitations by sharing responsibilities and tasks between driver and automation. The evaluation of human capabilities of partial take-overs in traffic is required as foundation for this approach. A basic cooperative...
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Simulator studies have been conducted in the automotive domain since the 1960s. Recently, automated driving studies have become more popular as real-world automated cars start to emerge but at this time not all levels of automation can be realized. A simulation does not entail all details of real driving, creating a realistic simulation experience...

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Investigation and development of a framework and an interaction concept for cooperative, intelligent robots, which can negotiate and coordinate their actions in dynamic social situations and hereby acts trustworthy and acceptable. The goal is a robot, which is friendly, intuitive, acceptable, trustworthy, safe, human-like, communicating and a competent interaction partner.