Research on humanoid robots has produced various uses for their body properties in communication. In particular, mutual relationships of body movements between a robot and a human are considered to be important for smooth and natural communication, as they are in human-human communication. We have developed a semi-autonomous humanoid robot system that is capable of cooperative body movements with humans using environment-based sensors and switching communicative units. And we conducted an experiment using this robot system and verified the importance of cooperative behaviors in a route-guidance situation where a human gives directions to the robot. This result indicates that the cooperative body movements greatly enhance the emotional impressions of human in a route-guidance situation. We believe these results will allow us to develop interactive humanoid robots that sociably communicate with humans.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Dec 1|
|Event||RO-MAN 2004 - 13th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication - Okayama, Japan|
Duration: 2004 Sep 20 → 2004 Sep 22
|Other||RO-MAN 2004 - 13th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication|
|Period||04/9/20 → 04/9/22|
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