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Social Gaze Behavior for Face to Face Human-Robot Interaction

posted May 5, 2017, 7:40 AM by Reza A   [ updated Jun 23, 2017, 9:43 PM ]
Hagen Lehmann, Frank Broz, S. Reza Ahmadzadeh, Alessio Del Bue, Lorenzo Natale, Giorgio Metta

Reference:
Hagen Lehmann, Frank Broz, S. Reza Ahmadzadeh, Alessio Del Bue, Lorenzo Natale, Giorgio Metta,
"Social Gaze Behavior for Face to Face Human-Robot Interaction", In Proc. 9th International
Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR 2016), Genoa, Italy, pp. 112-115, 29-30 September 2016.
Bibtex Entry:
@INPROCEEDINGS{lehmann2016social, TITLE={Social Behavior for Face to Face Human-Robot Interaction}, AUTHOR={Lehmann, Hagen and Broz, Frank and Ahmadzadeh, Seyed Reza and Del Bue, Alessio and Natale, Lorenzo and Metta, Giorgio}, BOOKTITLE={9th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics ({HFR})}, PAGES={112--115}, YEAR={2016}, MONTH={September}, ADDRESS={Genoa, Italy} }
Abstract:
This short paper discusses the importance of human-like gaze behaviors for humanoid robots with
physical eyes. It gives a brief overview of the functions gaze fulfills in human-human interactions
from a social evolutionary perspective. In the second part we describe how human-like gaze has been
implemented in robot in the research field of social robotics in the last years. The last part of
the paper briefly introduces an architecture for a conversational gaze controller (CGC). The
parameters of this gaze controller are based on the analysis of a large corpus of gaze tracking
data collected during human-human conversations. We describe our experimental approach for
obtaining this data and discuss the implications of endowing robots with human-like behaviors and
enabling them to engage in face to face social interactions.

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