Robot mediated round table: Analysis of the effect of robot's gaze

Michita Imai, Takayuki Kanda, Testuo Ono, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Kenji Mase

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Abstract

This paper investigates the relationship between the direction of a robot's face and its gaze as noticed by a person. Non-verbal information such as gaze movement or gestures is crucial to conversation between people. In particular, the effect of a gaze is most important in non-verbal communication because gaze movements convey various information such as timing of taking turns or a target indicated by a person. This paper argues that the important role of a gaze also applies to interaction between a human and a robot. In spite of the importance of the gaze, there has been no study on the relationship between a robot's head orientation and its gaze. We have conducted an experiment to investigate this relationship in an experimental environment named RM-RT, where the robot's head orientation is fixed to a particular person during a conversation. The results indicate that people notice the robot's gaze according to the robot's head orientation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE ROMAN 2002 - 11th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Proceedings
Pages411-416
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event11th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, IEEE ROMAN 2002 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2002 Sep 252002 Sep 27

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Other

Other11th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, IEEE ROMAN 2002
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period02/9/2502/9/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Imai, M., Kanda, T., Ono, T., Ishiguro, H., & Mase, K. (2002). Robot mediated round table: Analysis of the effect of robot's gaze. In IEEE ROMAN 2002 - 11th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Proceedings (pp. 411-416). [1045657] (Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2002.1045657