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Journal of Human-Robot Interaction - Special Issue on HRI Perspectives and Projects from around the Globe, Volume 1 Issue 2, January 2013

Introduction to the special issue on HRI perspectives and projects from around the globe
Michael A. Goodrich, Kerstin Severinson Eklundh
Pages: 1-3
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.2.Goodrich

Human-robot interaction (HRI) is of global importance, as exemplified by the human and financial resources dedicated to research and development in the area. The vision for this special issue was to provide a broad, global perspective on the...

The network robot system: enabling social human-robot interaction in public spaces
Dylan F. Glas, Satoru Satake, Florent Ferreri, Takayuki Kanda, Norihiro Hagita, Hiroshi Ishiguro
Pages: 5-32
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.2.Glas

What kind of framework is needed to realize social robot applications in real public environments? Based on several years of experience in conducting field studies with social robots in public spaces, we identify key considerations that we have...

Multimodal child-robot interaction: building social bonds
Tony Belpaeme, Valentin Enescu, Rosemarijn Looije, Mark Neerincx, Yiannis Demiris, Raquel Ros-Espinoza, Aryel Beck, Lola Cañamero, Antione Hiolle, Matthew Lewis, Ilaria Baroni, Paul Baxter, Marco Nalin, Piero Cosi, Giulio Paci, Fabio Tesser, Giacomo Sommavilla, Remi Humbert, Robin Read, Rachel Wood, Heriberto Cuayáhuitl, Bernd Kiefer, Stefania Racioppa, Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Georgios Athanasopoulos
Pages: 33-53
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.2.Belpaeme

For robots to interact effectively with human users they must be capable of coordinated, timely behavior in response to social context. The Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Long-Term Social Interaction (ALIZ-E) project focuses on the design of...

Bender: a general-purpose social robot with human-robot interaction capabilities
Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Mauricio Correa, Rodrigo Verschae, Fernando Bernuy, Patricio Loncomilla, Mauricio Mascaró, Romina Riquelme, Felipe Smith
Pages: 54-75
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.2.Ruiz-del-Solar

The main goal of this article is to describe Bender, a general-purpose social robot with human--robot interaction capabilities, and to report and analyze its applicability in three different natural environments: (i) home settings, (ii) school...

Attitudes towards socially assistive robots in intelligent homes: results from laboratory studies and field trials
Elena Torta, Johannes Oberzaucher, Franz Werner, Raymond H. Cuijpers, James F. Juola
Pages: 76-99
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.2.Torta

The near future will see an increasing demand of elder care and a shortage of professional and informal caregivers. In this context, ageing societies would benefit from the design of intelligent homes that provide assistance. The choice of...

Toward open knowledge enabling for human-robot interaction
Xiaoping Chen, Jiongkun Xie, Jianmin Ji, Zhiqiang Sui
Pages: 100-117
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.2.Chen

This paper presents an effort to enable robots to utilize open-source knowledge resources autonomously for human-robot interaction. The main challenges include how to extract knowledge in semi-structured and unstructured natural languages, how to...

Natural interaction design of a humanoid robot
François Ferland, Dominic Létourneau, Arnaud Aumont, Julien Frémy, Marc-Antoine Legault, Michel Lauria, François Michaud
Pages: 118-134
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.2.Ferland

Designing robots that interact naturally with people requires the integration of technologies and algorithms for communication modalities such as gestures, movement, facial expressions and user interfaces. To understand interdependence among these...

A robot centric perspective on the HRI paradigm
Nathan Kirchner, Alen Alempijevic
Pages: 135-157
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.2.Kirchner

The industrial revolution undoubtedly defined the role of machines in our society, and it directly shaped the paradigm for human machine interaction - a paradigm which was inherited by the field of Human Robot Interaction (HRI) as the machines...

Cognitive telepresence in human-robot interactions
Vahagn Harutyunyan, Vimitha Manohar, Issak Gezehei, Jacob W. Crandall
Pages: 158-182
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.2.Harutyunyan

Remote teleoperation of advanced, semi-autonomous robotic technologies has great potential in many industries critical to the economy and for the environment of the Middle East. Applications include maintenance of under-water oil wells,...

Frameworks for supervisory control: characterizing relationships with uninhabited vehicles
Christopher A. Miller
Pages: 183-200
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.1.2.Miller

This article reports efforts to devise frameworks for quickly and easily characterizing 13 different supervisory control applications developed and tested by the international participants in a North Atlantic Treaty Organization working group on...