Physical relation and expression: Joint attention for human-robot interaction

Michita Imai, Tetsuo Ono, Hiroshi Ishiguro

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Abstract

This paper proposes a speech generation system named Linta-III, which generates an utterance dependent on a real world situation. To generate the situated utterance, Linta-III has a joint attention mechanism, which develops joint attention between a person and a robot. The joint attention mechanism employs eye-contact and an attention expression. The eye-contact promotes the relationship between the person and the robot. The attention expression manifests relevant sensor information with a physical expression. With the eye-contact and attention expression, the joint attention mechanism is able to draw the person's attention to the same sensor information as the robot. As a result of the joint attention, Linta-III is able to omit obvious words in the situation from an utterance description. We also conducted a psychological experiment on the development of joint attention. The results indicated that the eye-contact and attention expression are significant factors in the development of joint attention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages512-517
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event10th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Communication - Bordeaux-Paris, France
Duration: 2001 Sep 182001 Sep 21

Other

Other10th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Communication
CountryFrance
CityBordeaux-Paris
Period01/9/1801/9/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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    Imai, M., Ono, T., & Ishiguro, H. (2001). Physical relation and expression: Joint attention for human-robot interaction. 512-517. Paper presented at 10th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Communication, Bordeaux-Paris, France.