Pointing to space: Modeling of deictic interaction referring to regions

Yasuhiko Hato, Satoru Satake, Takayuki Kanda, Michita Imai, Norihiro Hagita

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Abstract

In daily conversation, we sometimes observe a deictic interaction scene that refers to a region in a space, such as saying "please put it over there" with pointing. How can such an interaction be possible with a robot? Is it enough to simulate people's behaviors, such as utterance and pointing? Instead, we highlight the importance of simulating human cognition. In the first part of our study, we empirically demonstrate the importance of simulating human cognition of regions when a robot engages in a deictic interaction by referring to a region in a space. The experiments indicate that a robot with simulated cognition of regions improves efficiency of its deictic interaction. In the second part, we present a method for a robot to computationally simulate cognition of regions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2010
Pages301-308
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 3
Externally publishedYes
Event5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2010 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2010 Mar 22010 Mar 5

Publication series

Name5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2010

Other

Other5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2010
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period10/3/210/3/5

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Keywords

  • Cognition of regions
  • Communicating about regions
  • Pointing gesture
  • Social robots
  • Spatial deixis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Hato, Y., Satake, S., Kanda, T., Imai, M., & Hagita, N. (2010). Pointing to space: Modeling of deictic interaction referring to regions. In 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2010 (pp. 301-308). (5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2010). https://doi.org/10.1145/1734454.1734559