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Introduction to the special issue on HRI system studies
Takayuki Kanda, Tony Belpaeme
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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...