A survey of socially interactive robots

Terrence W. Fong, Illah Nourbakhsh, and Kerstin Dautenhahn
Robotics and Autonomous Systems, , 2003


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Abstract
This paper 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. Finally, we describe the impact of these these robots on humans and discuss open issues. An expanded version of this paper, which contains a survey and taxonomy of current applications, is available as a technical report (CMU-RI-TR-02-29)

Keywords
Human-robot interaction, interaction aware robot, sociable robot, socialrobot, 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," Robotics and Autonomous Systems, , 2003

BibTeX Reference
@article{Fong_2003_4157,
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   title = "A survey of socially interactive robots",
   journal = "Robotics and Autonomous Systems",
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   year = "2003",
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