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Embodied Collaborative Referring Expression Generation in Situated Human-Robot Interaction

Rui Fang, Malcolm Doering, Joyce Y. Chai
2015 Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction - HRI '15  
To facilitate referential communication between humans and robots and mediate their differences in representing the shared environment, we are exploring embodied collaborative models for referring expression  ...  Instead of a single minimum description to describe a target object, episodes of expressions are generated based on human feedback during human-robot interaction.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported by IIS-1208390 from the National Science Foundation and N00014-11-1-0410 from the Office of Naval Research.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2696454.2696467 dblp:conf/hri/FangDC15 fatcat:nnt6oramfvetffrwvm74f3oodi

Planning with Verbal Communication for Human-Robot Collaboration [article]

Stefanos Nikolaidis, Minae Kwon, Jodi Forlizzi, Siddhartha Srinivasa
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Human collaborators coordinate effectively their actions through both verbal and non-verbal communication. We believe that the the same should hold for human-robot teams.  ...  We propose a formalism that enables a robot to decide optimally between doing a task and issuing an utterance.  ...  c r , c a c r , 1 − c Figure 2 . : Human adaptation model that accounts for verbal commands.  ... 
arXiv:1706.04694v1 fatcat:li6bld222fapblvpnlketptdle

The Influence of Robot Verbal Support on Human Team Members: Encouraging Outgroup Contributions and Suppressing Ingroup Supportive Behavior

Sarah Sebo, Ling Liang Dong, Nicholas Chang, Michal Lewkowicz, Michael Schutzman, Brian Scassellati
2020 Frontiers in Psychology  
human-robot team comprised of 2 human ingroup members, 1 human outgroup member, and 1 robot.  ...  In this work, we investigated the effects of verbal support from a robot (e.g., "good idea Salim," "yeah") on human team members' interactions related to psychological safety and inclusion.  ...  We also thank Tom Wallenstein and Sean Hackett for their assistance in data collection and in the development of the backchanneling annotation coding scheme.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.590181 pmid:33424708 pmcid:PMC7793683 fatcat:np6hy7apavepzgs2ymgdbm2oue

Can a child feel responsible for another in the presence of a robot in a collaborative learning activity?

Shruti Chandra, Patricia Alves-Oliveira, Severin Lemaignan, Pedro Sequeira, Ana Paiva, Pierre Dillenbourg
2015 2015 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)  
In order to explore the impact of integrating a robot as a facilitator in a collaborative activity, we examined interpersonal distancing of children both with a human adult and a robot facilitator.  ...  Our study involved 40 children between 6 and 8 years old, in two conditions (robot or human facilitator).  ...  Without the collaboration of the school principal, all involved teachers, children and parents, this study would not have been possible.  ... 
doi:10.1109/roman.2015.7333678 dblp:conf/ro-man/ChandraALSPD15 fatcat:wgtjmwillzfcdmkacpdqi3yemy

Human-Robot Collaboration: A Literature Review and Augmented Reality Approach in Design

Scott A. Green, Mark Billinghurst, XiaoQi Chen, J. Geoffrey Chase
2008 International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems  
The visual channel should allow the robot to recognize and interpret human non-verbal communication cues and allow the robot to express some non-verbal cues that a human can naturally understand.  ...  and proposes a holistic architectural design for human-robot collaboration.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to acknowledge the collaboration of Randy Stiles and Scott Richardson at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale California, USA.  ... 
doi:10.5772/5664 fatcat:pmkrifjifve27a2pdvz36rocwy

Sociable Robots

Cynthia Breazeal
2006 Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan  
Human-Robot Collaboration With respect to human-robot teamwork, collaborative discourse theory has provided a rich theoretical framework to understand and model human-style collaboration for human-robot  ...  We have demonstrated our robot's ability to apply its mindreading skills to compare and reason about how its human partner's goal and belief states (as communicated through verbal and non-verbal behavior  ... 
doi:10.7210/jrsj.24.591 fatcat:nn7h5nvth5go5ls5vrlsbhffni

How Robot Verbal Feedback Can Improve Team Performance in Human-Robot Task Collaborations

Aaron St. Clair, Maja Mataric
2015 Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction - HRI '15  
We detail an approach to planning effective verbal feedback during pairwise human-robot task collaboration.  ...  A user study was conducted to experimentally validate the efficacy of the approach on a task in which a single user collaborates with an autonomous robot.  ...  proof of concept designed to evaluate the approach in a co-located human-robot task collaboration as compared to a non-communicating robot.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2696454.2696491 dblp:conf/hri/ClairM15 fatcat:pbm3fbz7qbh4zfptkxa3bv6ft4

Effects of nonverbal communication on efficiency and robustness in human-robot teamwork

C. Breazeal, C.D. Kidd, A.L. Thomaz, G. Hoffman, M. Berlin
2005 2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
In this paper, we explore the impact of non-verbal social cues and behavior on task performance by a human-robot team.  ...  We report our results from an experiment where naïve human subjects guide a robot to perform a physical task using speech and gesture.  ...  Our own work in mixed-initiative human-robot teamwork grounds these theoretical ideas for the case where a human and a humanoid robot work collaboratively to perform a physical task in a shared workspace  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2005.1545011 dblp:conf/iros/BreazealKTHB05 fatcat:pdtqymnzabfgxovyrs5idlznbe

Human-robot collaborative tutoring using multiparty multimodal spoken dialogue

Samer Al Moubayed, Catharine Oertel, Gabriel Skantze, Kalin Stefanov, Gül Varol, Jonas Beskow, Bajibabu Bollepalli, Joakim Gustafson, Ahmed Hussen-Abdelaziz, Martin Johansson, Maria Koutsombogera, José David Lopes (+1 others)
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction - HRI '14  
A human-robot interaction setup is designed, and a human-human dialogue corpus is collected.  ...  These are used build a situated model of the interaction based on the participants personalities, their state of attention, their conversational engagement and verbal dominance, and how that is correlated  ...  Furhat was developed to support non-verbally and dynamically rich audio-visual synthesis, and to study human-robot spoken interactions [3, 4] , together with the newly developed IrisTK dialogue platform  ... 
doi:10.1145/2559636.2563681 dblp:conf/hri/MoubayedBBGHJKLNOSSV14 fatcat:sqpyhr4il5h35bmiz6tnfeq5ue

From human action understanding to robot action execution: how the physical properties of handled objects modulate non-verbal cues

Nuno Ferreira Duarte, Konstantinos Chatzilygeroudis, Jose Santos-Victor, Aude Billard
2020 2020 Joint IEEE 10th International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob)  
Humans manage to communicate action intentions in a non-verbal way, through body posture and movement.  ...  We close the loop from action understanding to robot action execution with an adaptive and robust controller based on the learned classifier, and evaluate the entire pipeline on a collaborative task with  ...  Learning robot dynamics model from human motion improves human-robot collaboration making it more predictable.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icdl-epirob48136.2020.9278084 fatcat:6zdiuag5yjcpxj46ixwa3nawky

Interactive, Collaborative Robots: Challenges and Opportunities

Danica Kragic, Joakim Gustafson, Hakan Karaoguz, Patric Jensfelt, Robert Krug
2018 Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence  
In the envisioned future factory setups, home and office environments, humans and robots will share the same workspace and perform different object manipulation tasks in a collaborative manner.  ...  Industrial robots today are still largely preprogrammed for their tasks, not able to detect errors in their own performance or to robustly interact with a complex environment and a human worker.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) and Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation through the WASP project.  ... 
doi:10.24963/ijcai.2018/3 dblp:conf/ijcai/KragicGKJ018 fatcat:xhg22csfwbbifausf3o5xsoh24

Studying verbal feedback in human collaborations to inform robot speech production

Aaron St. Clair, Maja Mataric
2014 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS)  
This short paper motivates the use of robot verbal feedback in human-robot task collaboration scenarios and presents results from a pilot study aimed at identifying how people use speech to coordinate  ...  From these results, three types of verbal feedback are identified as well as requirements for a robot to correctly employ these speech patterns while collaborating with a person.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was conducted at the Interaction Lab, part of the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center (RASC) at the University of Southern California and supported in part by National Science  ... 
doi:10.1109/cts.2014.6867555 dblp:conf/cts/ClairM14 fatcat:2ejkyzgypnhr3e4j5m5biijoba

The Implications of Interactional "Repair" for Human-Robot Interaction Design

Luke Plurkowski, Maurice Chu, Erik Vinkhuyzen
2011 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology  
This paper recaps a recent study in the organization of interactive practices utilized by humans in card-game activities for the purposes of informing the design of humanrobot interaction with autonomous  ...  We conclude this paper with a brief discussion of the technical implications for future design of autonomous social robots. social robots; social interaction; conversation analysis; video analysis; repair  ...  We also wish to thank our colleague, Margaret Szymanski, for her invaluable help in preparing this manuscript for publication, and her continued collaboration on socio-technical research projects.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wi-iat.2011.213 dblp:conf/iat/PlurkowskiCV11 fatcat:uocrtdeeufhutkmalzh4k6axum

Issues in the Development of Conversation Dialog for Humanoid Nursing Partner Robots in Long-Term Care [chapter]

Tetsuya Tanioka, Feni Betriana, Ryuichi Tanioka, Yuki Oobayashi, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Kai, Misao Miyagawa, Rozzano Locsin
2021 Information Systems - Intelligent Information Processing Systems [Working Title]  
Furthermore, it is critical to develop a friendlier type of robot by equipping it with non-verbal emotive expressions that older people can perceive.  ...  As for its hardware, by allowing independent range of action and degree of freedom, the burden of quality exerted in human-robot communication is reduced, thereby unburdening nurses and professional caregivers  ...  Savina Schoenhofer for reviewing this chapter prior to its publication.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.99062 fatcat:nxtixv4g6jaijlwwyahwitfivq

Children's reliance on the non-verbal cues of a robot versus a human

Josje Verhagen, Rianne van den Berghe, Ora Oudgenoeg-Paz, Aylin Küntay, Paul Leseman, Marina A. Pavlova
2019 PLoS ONE  
Robots are used for language tutoring increasingly often, and commonly programmed to display non-verbal communicative cues such as eye gaze and pointing during robot-child interactions.  ...  Here, we assessed whether four- to six-year-old children (i) differed in their weighing of non-verbal cues (pointing, eye gaze) and verbal cues provided by a robot versus a human; (ii) weighed non-verbal  ...  We would like to thank Annelies Boeve, Loes Hermelink, Bente Homan, and Michelle Zeelenberg for collecting the data, and Esmee Kramer for coding the data of the disambiguation task. Leseman.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0217833 pmid:31856239 pmcid:PMC6922398 fatcat:ptilrqjoxreq3jpmnsmdamvllu
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