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 +<​u>'''​Article:'''</​u>​ [http://​homepages.feis.herts.ac.uk/​~comqkd/​RO-MAN06-Ben.pdf The Role of the Experimenter in HRI Research – A Case Study Evaluation of Children with Autism Interacting with a Robotic Toy] by Ben Robins and Kerstin Dautenhahn
  
 +<​u>'''​Introduction to paper:'''</​u>​
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 +The experimenter is commonly invisible, or not present, from the experiments. ​ In this case the experimenter is a "​passive participant"​ - ready to interact with the subject if ever approached by him/​her. ​ In these experiments,​ the child played with Robota (the doll robot) and involved the experimenter in many unexpected ways - for example, one time a boy noticed that the experimented was controlling the robot, so he looked & laughed at the experimenter (as opposed to the robot) when the experimenter made the robot do something funny.
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 +<​u>'''​Application to personal research:'''</​u>​
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 +It sounds like children involve the experimenter more when they know that he/she is the one controlling the robot. ​ The child has interest in the robot, then learns that the experimenter is in control of the robot, which transfers interest from the robot to the experimenter. ​ The experimenter becomes "a friend of a friend"​ so to speak. ​ I think it would be good to allow the child to develop interest in the robot alone, first, and THEN realize that the clinician is in charge of the robot.
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 +<​u>'''​Questions:'''</​u>​
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 +* When is the best time to reveal to a child that the clinician is controlling the robot?
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 +<< [[Invoking Social Behaviors]]
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