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Robotics, Volume 7, Issue 3 (September 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Continuous advancements in the field of robotics are paving the way for a great expansion of [...] Read more. Continuous advancements in the field of robotics are paving the way for a great expansion of application fields for such a technology. In particular, service robots are becoming commonplace in a number of daily life activities. Since they are expected to get ever more integrated into human environments, robots featuring social interaction behaviors will reasonably play a key role, and their aspect and functionality will contribute to making them more acceptable. Although robots with human-like features are already available, research is still needed to adjust their behavior based on the tasks they are expected to carry out in selected contexts, in order to ensure consistency with users’ needs. The receptionist scenario is indeed good benchmark, as it requires one to study human–robot interaction with a multi-disciplinary approach which may lead to results relevant to many other domains. View this paper.