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Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, Volume 2 Issue 2, June 2013

Introduction to the special issue on technical and social advances in HRI: an invitational issue of JHRI
Michael A. Goodrich
Pages: 1-2
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.2.Goodrich

One of the goals of the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction (JHRI) is to promote a stronger research community, including interactions among HRI-relevant conferences and journals. This issue is comprised of papers that first appeared in another...

A socially assistive robot exercise coach for the elderly
Juan Fasola, Maja J Matarić
Pages: 3-32
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.2.Fasola

We present a socially assistive robot (SAR) system designed to engage elderly users in physical exercise. We discuss the system approach, design methodology, and implementation details, which incorporate insights from psychology research on...

Teleoperation with intelligent and customizable interfaces
Anca D. Dragan, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa, Kenton C. T. Lee
Pages: 33-57
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.2.Dragan

In this paper, we explore a class of teleoperation problems where a user controls a sophisticated device (e.g. a robot) via an interface to perform a complex task. Teleoperation interfaces are fundamentally limited by the indirectness of the...

Clarifying commands with information-theoretic human-robot dialog
Robin Deits, Stefanie Tellex, Pratiksha Thaker, Dimitar Simeonov, Thomas Kollar, Nicholas Roy
Pages: 58-79
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.2.Deits

Our goal is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of natural language communication between humans and robots. Human language is frequently ambiguous, and a robot's limited sensing makes complete understanding of a statement even more...

The repertoire of robot behavior: enabling robots to achieve interaction goals through social behavior
Chien-Ming Huang, Bilge Mutlu
Pages: 80-102
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.2.Huang

In social interaction, people draw on a large repertoire of social acts tailoring their use of these acts to meet the demands of the social situation and to achieve the goals of the interaction. This paper presents an approach to creating such a...

Human-swarm interaction: an experimental study of two types of interaction with foraging swarms
Andreas Kolling, Katia Sycara, Steven Nunnally, Michael Lewis
Pages: 103-129
DOI: 10.5898/JHRI.2.2.Kolling

In this paper we present the first study of human-swarm interaction comparing two fundamental types of interaction, coined intermittent and environmental. These types are exemplified by two control methods, selection and...