Telepresence robot with behavior synchrony: Merging the emotions and behaviors of users

Soji Yonezu, Hirotaka Osawa

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Abstract

The authors propose a new telepresence robot that merges the behaviors of two users and realizes behavior synchrony automatically. Our telepresence robot synchronizes facial expressions, gaze, face orientation, and neck inclination to its client users. The robot exhibited behavior synchrony that gave the client user a feeling that he/she got consent from the remote user. We investigated how behavior synchrony for client partner improves the interactions of the telepresence robot, and examined how this system improves the quality of telepresence. Our evaluation indicates that effect of the synchrony exhibited by a telepresence robot increases the feeling of consent during a discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2017 - 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages213-218
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538635186
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 8
Externally publishedYes
Event26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2017 Aug 282017 Sep 1

Publication series

NameRO-MAN 2017 - 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Volume2017-January

Other

Other26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2017
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period17/8/2817/9/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Optimization

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