Carnegie Mellon University
Rhythmic synchrony for attractive human-robot interaction

Hideki Kozima and Marek Piotr Michalowski
Proceedings of Entertainment Computing 2007, October, 2007.

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We are investigating the role and cognitive mechanisms of rhythm and synchrony in human-robot social interaction. One of our targets is nonverbal interactive dance-oriented play between children and a creature-like robot, Keepon. We present here the background of our research, the robot we are currently using for this research, techniques for the perception and generation of rhythmic actions, and some of the facts we observed in our preliminary experiments with children.

Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center and Quality of Life Technology Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Human-Robot Interaction Group
Associated Project(s): BeatBots
Number of pages: 2

Text Reference
Hideki Kozima and Marek Piotr Michalowski, "Rhythmic synchrony for attractive human-robot interaction," Proceedings of Entertainment Computing 2007, October, 2007.

BibTeX Reference
   author = "Hideki Kozima and Marek Piotr Michalowski",
   title = "Rhythmic synchrony for attractive human-robot interaction",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of Entertainment Computing 2007",
   month = "October",
   year = "2007",