Possessed robot: How to find original nonverbal communication style in human-robot interaction

Hirotaka Osawa, Michita Imai

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Abstract

We propose an alternative approach called the Possessed Robot method to find each robot's unique communication strategies. In this approach, the human manipulator behaves as if she/he possesses the robot and finds the optimal communication strategies based on each robot's shape and modalities. We implement the Possessed Robot system (PoRoS) including a reconfigurable body robot, an easier manipulation system, and a recording system to evaluate the validity of our method. We evaluate a block-assembling task by PoRoS by turning on and off the modality of the robot's head. Subsequently, the robot's motion during player's motion significantly increases whereas the ratio of confirmatory behaviour significantly decreases in the head-fixed design. Based on the results, we find an example case for the optimal communication strategy in the head-fixed design. In this case, the robot leads the users and the user follows the robot as in the turn-taking communication style of the humanlike condition. This result shows the feasibility of the Possessed Robot method to make appropriate strategy adjustments based on the robot design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICAART 2012 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence
Pages632-641
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 15
Event4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2012 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: 2012 Feb 62012 Feb 8

Publication series

NameICAART 2012 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence
Volume1

Other

Other4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2012
CountryPortugal
CityVilamoura, Algarve
Period12/2/612/2/8

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Keywords

  • Design methodology
  • Human interface
  • Human robot interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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Osawa, H., & Imai, M. (2012). Possessed robot: How to find original nonverbal communication style in human-robot interaction. In ICAART 2012 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (pp. 632-641). (ICAART 2012 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence; Vol. 1).