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To please in a pod: employing an anthropomorphic agent-interlocutor to enhance trust and user experience in an autonomous, self-driving vehicle (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D., Harrington, K., Burnett, G., Luton, J., Thomas, P., & Bennett, P. (2019). To please in a pod: employing an anthropomorphic agent-interlocutor to enhance trust and user experience in an autonomous, self-driving vehicle. In AutomotiveUI'19 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 49-59. https://doi.org/10.1145/3342197.3344545

Recognising that one of the aims of conversation is to build, maintain and strengthen positive relationships with others, the study explores whether passengers in an autonomous vehicle display similar behaviour during transactions with an on-board co... Read More

Feel the Noise: Mid-Air Ultrasound Haptics as a Novel Human-Vehicle Interaction Paradigm (2019)
Journal Article
Large, D., Harrington, K., Burnett, G., & Georgiou, O. (in press). Feel the Noise: Mid-Air Ultrasound Haptics as a Novel Human-Vehicle Interaction Paradigm. Applied Ergonomics,

Focussed ultrasound can be used to create the sensation of touch in mid-air. Combined with gestures, this can provide haptic feedback to guide users, thereby overcoming the lack of agency associated with pure gestural interfaces, and reducing the nee... Read More

“It’s Small Talk, Jim, But Not as We Know It.” Engendering Trust through Human-Agent Conversation in an Autonomous, Self-Driving Car (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D., Clark, L., Burnett, G., Harrington, K., Luton, J., Thomas, P., & Bennett, P. (in press). “It’s Small Talk, Jim, But Not as We Know It.” Engendering Trust through Human-Agent Conversation in an Autonomous, Self-Driving Car. doi:10.1145/3342775.3342789

The use of speech has been popularised as a human-vehicle interface in the automotive domain. While this is most often associated with alleviating concerns of driver distraction and cognitive load, the study explores whether the presence of conversat... Read More

Decision-making within missing person search (2018)
Journal Article
Harrington, K., Brown, M., Pinchin, J., & Sharples, S. (2018). Decision-making within missing person search. Cognition, Technology and Work, 20(4), 665-680. doi:10.1007/s10111-018-0515-x

This paper reports the findings of a series of interviews with search and rescue volunteers. Participants were asked to recall accounts of particular incidents which involved searching for a missing adult who could be considered ‘vulnerable’. The pur... Read More