Embodied communications between humans and robots emerging from entrained gestures

Tetsuo Ono, Michita Imai, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a model of embodied communications focusing on entrained body movements. Moreover, we implement a robot system that applies our proposed model. The proposed model emphasizes that, in order to achieve smooth communications, it is important for a relationship to emerge from a mutual entrained gesture, and for a joint viewpoint to be obtained by the relationship. Psychological experiments were carried out to explore the validity of the model. Concretely speaking, the aim of the experiments was to investigate correlations between body movements and utterance understanding in human-robot communications involving giving/receiving route directions. Results showed that subjects can communicate with a robot smoothly but only when the robot sufficiently practices gestures which entrain the subjects' body movement, whereas the subjects are unable to correctly understand the robot's utterances without such practice. The reason for this is that, without practice, no relationship emerges between the subjects and the robot due to the lack of a mutual entrained gesture, and moreover, no joint viewpoint is obtained. The results also verified the validity of the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation
Subtitle of host publicationComputational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation for the New Millennium
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages558-563
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780378660
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1
Event2003 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, CIRA 2003 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2003 Jul 162003 Jul 20

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, CIRA
Volume2

Other

Other2003 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, CIRA 2003
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period03/7/1603/7/20

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Ono, T., Imai, M., Kanda, T., & Ishiguro, H. (2003). Embodied communications between humans and robots emerging from entrained gestures. In Proceedings - 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation: Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation for the New Millennium (pp. 558-563). [1222241] (Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, CIRA; Vol. 2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CIRA.2003.1222241