A Survey of Socially Interactive Robots: Concepts, Design, and Applications

Terrence W. Fong, Illah Nourbakhsh, and Kerstin Dautenhahn
tech. report CMU-RI-TR-02-29, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 2002


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Abstract
This report reviews socially interactive robots: robots for which social human-robot interaction is important. We begin by discussing the context for socially interactive robots, emphasizing the relationship to other research fields and the different forms of social robots. We then present a taxonomy of design methods and system components used to build socially interactive robots. Following this taxonomy, we survey the current state of the art, categorized by use and application area. Finally, we describe the impact of these these robots on humans and discuss open issues.

Keywords
Human-robot interaction, sociable robot, social robot, socially interactive robot

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center

Text Reference
Terrence W. Fong, Illah Nourbakhsh, and Kerstin Dautenhahn, "A Survey of Socially Interactive Robots: Concepts, Design, and Applications," tech. report CMU-RI-TR-02-29, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 2002

BibTeX Reference
@techreport{Fong_2002_4155,
   author = "Terrence W Fong and Illah Nourbakhsh and Kerstin Dautenhahn",
   title = "A Survey of Socially Interactive Robots: Concepts, Design, and Applications",
   booktitle = "",
   institution = "Robotics Institute",
   month = "December",
   year = "2002",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-02-29",
   address= "Pittsburgh, PA",
}