Peter H. Kahn, Jr.

List of John Benjamins publications for which Peter H. Kahn, Jr. plays a role.


Psychological Benchmarks of Human–Robot Interaction

Edited by Peter H. Kahn, Jr. and Karl F. MacDorman

Special issue of Interaction Studies 8:3 (2007) 166 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Evolution of language


Kahn, Jr., Peter H., Aimee L. Reichert, Brian T. Gill, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Jolina H. Ruckert. 2011. Validating characterizations of sociality in HRI: It’s more than psychometrics. New Frontiers in Human–Robot Interaction, Dautenhahn, Kerstin and Joe Saunders (eds.), pp. 57–72
As the HRI field evolves, researchers increasingly seek to provide characterizations of sociality in human-robot interaction. But how does one assess whether the characterizations are valid? Using design work on “interaction patterns” as a case in point, this paper offers 5 approaches toward… read more | Article
Kahn, Jr., Peter H., Hiroshi Ishiguro, Batya Friedman, Takayuki Kanda, Nathan G. Freier, Rachel L. Severson and Jessica Miller. 2007. What is a Human? Toward psychological benchmarks in the field of human–robot interaction. Psychological Benchmarks of Human–Robot Interaction, Kahn, Jr., Peter H. and Karl F. MacDorman (eds.), pp. 363–390
In this paper, we move toward offering psychological benchmarks to measure success in building increasingly humanlike robots. By psychological benchmarks we mean categories of interaction that capture conceptually fundamental aspects of human life, specified abstractly enough to resist their… read more | Article
MacDorman, Karl F. and Peter H. Kahn, Jr. 2007. Introduction to the Special Issue on Psychological Benchmarks of Human–Robot Interaction. Psychological Benchmarks of Human–Robot Interaction, Kahn, Jr., Peter H. and Karl F. MacDorman (eds.), pp. 359–362
Kahn, Jr., Peter H., Batya Friedman, Deanne R. Pérez-Granados and Nathan G. Freier. 2006. Robotic pets in the lives of preschool children. Interaction Studies 7:3, pp. 405–436
This study examined preschool children’s reasoning about and behavioral interactions with one of the most advanced robotic pets currently on the retail market, Sony’s robotic dog AIBO. Eighty children, equally divided between two age groups, 34–50 months and 58–74 months, participated in individual… read more | Article