Human-Robot Interaction with Social Humanoid Robots

Bal F., TEKEREK M., Gök M., Palacz M., Şimşir R.

El-Cezeri Journal of Science and Engineering, vol.11, no.1, pp.94-102, 2024 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.31202/ecjse.1390219
  • Journal Name: El-Cezeri Journal of Science and Engineering
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-102
  • Keywords: App Development, Human-Robot Interaction, Pepper Robot, Social Humanoid Robot
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The widespread use of robots in social areas has revealed the necessity of having social features. Seamless integration of robots into human life should be achieved through natural interaction. In order to establish this interaction efficiently, robot applications should be user-friendly. In the pertinent literature, it has been observed that users experienced serious difficulties in this regard, and it has not been recognized widely. In addition to this, it is seen that human-robot interaction is not efficient in several cases. In this study, the problems encountered during the utilization of Pepper Robot, which is defined as the first social humanoid robot, in the process of human-robot interaction were revealed and an exemplary application was developed to resolve these problems. In this application, it was seen that it is necessary for social humanoid robots to be the initiator of the interaction in order to socialize with humans in a natural way.