The Role of Expressiveness and Attention in Human-Robot Interaction

Frank Broz, Illah Nourbakhsh, and Reid Simmons
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA' 02), May, 2002.


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Abstract
This paper presents the results of an experiment in human-robot social interaction. Its purpose was to measure the impact of certain features and behaviors on people's willingness to engage in a short interaction with a robot. The behaviors tested were the ability to convey expression with a humanoid face and the ability to indicate attention by turning towards the person that the robot is addressing. We hypothesized that these features were minimal requirements for effective social interaction between a human and a robot. We will discuss the results of the experiment and their implications for the design of socially interactive robots.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center and Quality of Life Technology Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Reliable Autonomous Systems Lab and Human-Robot Interaction Group
Associated Project(s): Social Robots

Text Reference
Frank Broz, Illah Nourbakhsh, and Reid Simmons, "The Role of Expressiveness and Attention in Human-Robot Interaction," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA' 02), May, 2002.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Broz_2002_3979,
   author = "Frank Broz and Illah Nourbakhsh and Reid Simmons",
   title = "The Role of Expressiveness and Attention in Human-Robot Interaction",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA' 02)",
   month = "May",
   year = "2002",
}