This robot experiment is part of a research study conducted by
Veloso and her colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University. You will be
able to request and schedule a robot helper to complete certain
daily tasks around the Gates Center, including delivering items,
fetching mail, etc. Scheduling will occur through a project webpage
) and by
interaction with the robot. Your participation in this research is
voluntary. You may discontinue participation at any time during the
: The risks and
discomfort associated with participation are minimal. The robot may
not complete a task due to system failure. There may be no
personal benefit from your participation in the study. There is no
compensation and there is no cost to participate.
: The only personally identifiable information
about you will be your computer account, which will be necessary to
schedule a robot and will be visible only to experimenters.
Your confidentiality will be maintained by anonymizing the data in
a secure location. You understand and agree that the data and
information gathered during this study may be used by Carnegie
Mellon and published and/or
disclosed by Carnegie Mellon to others outside of Carnegie Mellon.
your name, address, contact information and other direct personal
identifiers in your consent form will not be mentioned in any such
publication or dissemination of the research data and/or results by
: If you have any questions about this study, please
Manuela Veloso; phone: 412-268-1474, email: mmv at the domain cs dot cmu dot edu
Aaron Steinfeld, phone: 412-268-6346, email: steinfeld at the domain cmu dot edu.
If you have questions pertaining to your rights as a research
participant, please contact:
Research Regulatory Compliance Office at CMU.
Phone: 412-268-1901; Email: irb-review at andrew dot cmu dot edu.
: By using this site, you agree that:
- You are age 18 and older.
- You have read the information above.
- You have a valid CMU computer account or will contact Manuela
Veloso for access.
- You want to participate in this research and continue with the