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Journal of Human-Robot Interaction - Special Issue on HRI System Studies, Volume 2 Issue 1, February 2013

Introduction to the special issue on HRI system studies
Takayuki Kanda, Tony Belpaeme
Pages: 1-3
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.1.Kanda

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) systems are often realized through a complex integration of relevant state-of-the-art algorithms, low-level software and robotic hardware. As such, advances in techniques and approaches for integrating components into...

Controlling social dynamics with a parametrized model of floor regulation
Crystal Chao, Andrea L. Thomaz
Pages: 4-29
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.1.Chao

Turn-taking is ubiquitous in human communication, yet turn-taking between humans and robots continues to be stilted and awkward for human users. The goal of our work is to build autonomous robot controllers for successfully engaging in human-like...

ACT-R/E: an embodied cognitive architecture for human-robot interaction
J. Gregory Trafton, Laura M. Hiatt, Anthony M. Harrison, Franklin P. Tamborello, II, Sangeet S. Khemlani, Alan C. Schultz
Pages: 30-55
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.1.Trafton

We present ACT-R/E (Adaptive Character of Thought-Rational / Embodied), a cognitive architecture for human-robot interaction. Our reason for using ACT-R/E is two-fold. First, ACT-R/E enables researchers to build good embodied models of people to...

A user study on kinesthetic teaching of redundant robots in task and configuration space
Sebastian Wrede, Christian Emmerich, Ricarda Grünberg, Arne Nordmann, Agnes Swadzba, Jochen Steil
Pages: 56-81
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.1.Wrede

The recent advent of compliant and kinematically redundant robots poses new research challenges for human-robot interaction. While these robots provide a great degree of flexibility for the realization of complex applications, the flexibility...

Crowdsourcing human-robot interaction: new methods and system evaluation in a public environment
Cynthia Breazeal, Nick DePalma, Jeff Orkin, Sonia Chernova, Malte Jung
Pages: 82-111
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.1.Breazeal

Supporting a wide variety of interaction styles across a diverse set of people is a significant challenge in human-robot interaction (HRI). In this work, we explore a data-driven approach that relies on crowdsourcing as a rich source of...

Toward seamless human-robot handovers
Kyle Strabala, Min Kyung Lee, Anca Dragan, Jodi Forlizzi, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa, Maya Cakmak, Vincenzo Micelli
Pages: 112-132
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.1.Strabala

A handover is a complex collaboration, where actors coordinate in time and space to transfer control of an object. This coordination comprises two processes: the physical process of moving to get close enough to transfer the object, and the...

A gesture-centric Android system for multi-party human-robot interaction
Yutaka Kondo, Kentaro Takemura, Jun Takamatsu, Tsukasa Ogasawara
Pages: 133-151
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.1.Kondo

Natural body gesturing and speech dialogue, is crucial for human-robot interaction (HRI) and human-robot symbiosis. Real interaction is not only with one-to-one communication but also among multiple people. We have therefore developed a system...

Meal-time with a socially assistive robot and older adults at a long-term care facility
Derek McColl, Goldie Nejat
Pages: 152-171
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.1.McColl

As people get older, their ability to perform basic self-maintenance activities can be diminished due to the prevalence of cognitive and physical impairments or as a result of social isolation. The objective of our work is to design socially...