As part of my PhD research at MIT, I developed a variety of experimental protocols and assessments. You can find these and information about associated projects below! Full citations and PDFs for all papers mentioned below can be found on my publications page.
Assessments for measuring children's relationships with social robots
I spent several years creating and testing new ways of assessing children's perceptions of social robots, in particular children's construal of a robot's animacy and human-likeness, their acceptance of robots with limitations, their view of a robot as a social-relational other, and their long-term relationships. This work was done as part of my dissertation on Relational AI [PDF].
Kory Westlund, Jacqueline; Breazeal, Cynthia (2019): Assessing Children's Perceptions and Acceptance of A Social Robot. figshare. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7575911.v1
Kory Westlund, Jacqueline (2018): Assessments for Measuring Young Children's Long-Term Relationships with Social Robots. figshare. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5419102.v1
Kory Westlund, Jacqueline; Williams, Randi; Park, Hae Won; Breazeal, Cynthia (2018): Supplementary Table for Measuring Young Children's Long-Term Relationships with Social Robots Paper. figshare. Journal contribution. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.6128054.v1
Kory Westlund, Jacqueline (2017): Measuring children's long-term relationships with social robots. figshare. Journal contribution. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5047657.v2
Questionnaires for interviewing teachers about social robots in the classroom
As part of one project on second language learning with social robots (study PDF, interviews PDF ), Goren Gordon and I interviewed teachers about their views on the use of social robots in the classroom. The questions we used are here:
- Kory Westlund, Jacqueline (2016): Social Robots in the Classroom: Lessons From Teachers -- Questionnaires. figshare. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1508620.v1
During my PhD at MIT, I helped design and run more than ten experimental child-robot interaction studies. Below are some of the materials, protocols, and questionnaires from the studies in my master's thesis [PDF] and dissertation [PDF].
Kory-Westlund, Jacqueline; Breazeal, Cynthia (2019): Study Materials for Storytelling Robot Study. figshare. Online resource. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.8144456.v1
Kory-Westlund, Jacqueline (2019): Study Materials for Relational AI Study. figshare. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7627289.v1
Kory-Westlund, Jacqueline; Breazeal, Cynthia (2019): Study Materials for Entrainment/Backstory Study. figshare. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7175273.v1
Data for the Motion Tracker validation studies
The data we used to validate the Motion Tracker software tool is available here:
- Kory-Westlund, Jacqueline; D'Mello, Sidney; Olney, Andrew (2015): Data for the validation studies presented in the paper "Motion Tracker: Camera-based Monitoring of Bodily Movements using Motion Silhouettes". figshare. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1425135.v1