Print Email Facebook Twitter Co-creation as a Facilitator for Co-regulation in Child-Robot Interaction Title Co-creation as a Facilitator for Co-regulation in Child-Robot Interaction Author Ligthart, M.E.U. Neerincx, M.A. Hindriks, K.V. Publication year 2021 Abstract While interacting with a social robot, children have a need to express themselves and have their expressions acknowledged by the robot. A need that is often unaddressed by the robot, due to its limitations in understanding the expressions of children. To keep the child-robot interaction manageable the robot takes control, undermining children's ability to co-regulate the interaction. Co-regulation is important for having a fulfilling social interaction. We developed a co-creation activity that aims to facilitate more co-regulation. Children are enabled to create sound effects, gestures, and light shows for the robot to use during their conversation. Results from a user study (N = 59 school children, 7-11 y.o.) showed that the co-creation activity successfully facilitated co-regulation by improving children's agency. Co-creation furthermore increases children's acceptance of the robot. Subject Child-robot interactionCo-creationCo-regulationUser-studyHealthy for LifeHealthy Living To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:d9033514-e382-4b20-8512-3798accdab2d DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/3434074.3447180 TNO identifier 952968 ISBN 9781450382908/21/03 Source HRI '21 Companion: Companion of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction March 2021, 298-302 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.