Bruce W Wilson

Research project title: 
The Impact of Narrative on Human-Robot Interaction
Research project: 

In human-to-human interactions, narratives have shown to improve the effectiveness and coherence of exchanged information, strengthen memory recall, and have other effects on the way information is processed. While research on these same effects in a human-to-virtual agent scenarios is improving, research on whether narratives from robots have the same effects is lacking. Additionally, participant’s views of the robot’s animacy and believeability may play a role in the effect of the narrative. This work aims to investigate these narrative impacts across different human-robot interaction tasks, namely navigation, explanation, and decision aiding. By measuring similar metrics to those used in human-to-human interactions, a model of narrative human-robot interactions may be able to be developed, enabling further use of narratives within human-robot tasks

About me: 

I graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a distinction in Masters of Engineering in Software Engineering, alongside winning the British Computer Society Prize for best student on the MEng course. In my spare time I work as an ambassador for the Scottish Huntington’s Association and HDYO, and proudly serve as an HD-Community Advisory Board team member.

Student type: 
Current student