“Wow He Is Talking!” A Study on Intrinsic Motivations for Child-Robotic Toy Interactions

2018-06-17
Dönmez, Yasemin
Börekçi, Naz Ayşe Güzide Z.
Gielen, Mathieu
This paper presents a study conducted to observe motivations for playful interaction of children with the prototype version of the robotic toy Ixi-play. Fourteen children from two age groups (4--5 and 8--9 year-olds) participated in the study. The features of the robotic toy that intrinsically motivate children for interaction were identified through qualitative analysis. The types of child-robotic toy interaction were revealed as: physical interaction, facial expressions, verbal communication, and visual engagement. Four factors were identified as affecting children's intrinsic motivation for an engaged interaction with robotic toys: i) evolving needs and abilities of children, ii) ease of bonding, iii) playfulness, and iv) clarity of responses and multiple feedback.
Citation Formats
Y. Dönmez, N. A. G. Z. Börekçi, and M. Gielen, ““Wow He Is Talking!” A Study on Intrinsic Motivations for Child-Robotic Toy Interactions,” 2018, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/37733.