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Robots Learn Social Skills: End-to-End Learning of Co-Speech Gesture Generation for Humanoid Robots [article]

Youngwoo Yoon, Woo-Ri Ko, Minsu Jang, Jaeyeon Lee, Jaehong Kim, Geehyuk Lee
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The proposed end-to-end neural network model consists of an encoder for speech text understanding and a decoder to generate a sequence of gestures.  ...  We present a learning-based co-speech gesture generation that is learned from 52 h of TED talks.  ...  This paper presents a learning-based co-speech gesture generation method for humanoid robots (Fig. 1) . Robots can learn co-speech gestures from human behaviors as we ourselves do.  ... 
arXiv:1810.12541v1 fatcat:qkorehsfvbay7n363sbzlsputy

Acquiring Human-Robot Interaction skills with Transfer Learning Techniques

Omar Mohammed, Gerard Bailly, Damien Pellier
2017 Proceedings of the Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction - HRI '17  
Recent research performed on interactive data [Mihoub et al. 2016 ] (i.e. challenging the problem of generating co-verbal gestures of one participant given the co-verbal gestures of the other and verbal  ...  This teleoperation strategy -where the human pilot provides social skills to a humanoid robot -indeed aims at providing trustful target HRI 1 See 2 See  ... 
doi:10.1145/3029798.3034823 dblp:conf/hri/MohammedBP17 fatcat:mryoajgeijc6vfm35ncnqbrzd4

What if Social Robots Look for Productive Engagement?

Jauwairia Nasir, Barbara Bruno, Mohamed Chetouani, Pierre Dillenbourg
2021 International Journal of Social Robotics  
AbstractIn educational HRI, it is generally believed that a robots behavior has a direct effect on the engagement of a user with the robot, the task at hand and also their partner in case of a collaborative  ...  The state of the art usually investigates the relationship between the behaviors of the robot and the engagement state of the user while assuming a linear relationship between engagement and the end goal  ...  Conclusion and Future Work As outlined in Sect. 3, our goal is to pave the way for a new way of designing social robots for learning.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-021-00766-w fatcat:abavqbixmrd7jbjl4h263uhymu

Designing a Social Robot to Support Children's Inquiry Learning: A Contextual Analysis of Children Working Together at School

Daniel P. Davison, Frances M. Wijnen, Jan van der Meij, Dennis Reidsma, Vanessa Evers
2019 International Journal of Social Robotics  
To gain inspiration for the design of meaningful behaviours for such educational social robots we conducted a contextual analysis.  ...  Designers of educational interventions are always looking for methods to improve the learning experience of children.  ...  Compliance with Ethical Standards Conflict of interest The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-019-00555-6 fatcat:bheptszhknf7xi44bvpbfwv5uq

PEERs: Persuasive Educational and Entertainment Robotics [article]

Lykke Brogaard Bertel
2016 The PhD Series of the Faculty of the Humanities  
Thus, this thesis particularly focuses on the notion of being a 'peer' as a possible key to motivation and persuasion in human-robot relationships for learning.  ...  The project's main contributions are revised persuasive principles for the design and application of social robots in education as well as methodological guidelines for involving users and practitioners  ...  PAPER III: ON BEING A PEER: WHAT PERSUASIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING CAN GAIN FROM SOCIAL ROBOTICS IN EDUCATION This paper, co-authored by my co-supervisor Dorte Malig Rasmussen, was accepted for the special  ... 
doi:10.5278/ fatcat:tzburp4aafarlhhjrvpw7evro4

Now We're Talking

Frances M. Wijnen, Daniel P. Davison, Dennis Reidsma, Jan Van Der Meij, Vicky Charisi, Vanessa Evers
2019 ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI)  
This article presents a study in which we explored the effect of a social robot on the explanatory behavior of children (aged 6-10) while working on an inquiry learning task.  ...  These results show that social robots that are used as extensions to CAL systems may be beneficial for triggering explanatory behavior in children, which is associated with deeper learning. 5:2 F. M.  ...  we thank Marjolein van der Valk for volunteering to record the spoken voice of the system.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3345508 fatcat:7wzywdkqobed7j6bmhl44xjle4

Learning of Social Signatures Through Imitation Game Between a Robot and a Human Partner

Sofiane Boucenna, Salvatore Anzalone, Elodie Tilmont, David Cohen, Mohamed Chetouani
2014 IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development  
., annotation, the number of neurons needed to learn, and normalized mutual information) were used to show that the partners affected robot learning.  ...  Third, learning with the more complex partner first (i.e., children with ASD) enabled learning to be more easily generalized.  ...  The authors would like to thank P. Gaussier for interesting discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tamd.2014.2319861 fatcat:sq4pyowakzh53kn2p5qrhljas4

Impact of robot-mediated interaction system on joint attention skills for children with autism

Zhi Zheng, Lian Zhang, Esubalew Bekele, Amy Swanson, Julie A. Crittendon, Zachary Warren, Nilanjan Sarkar
2013 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)  
The system is composed of a humanoid robot endowed with a prompt decision hierarchy to alter behavior in concert with reinforcing stimuli within an intervention environment to promote joint attention skills  ...  Our current work describes development and application of a novel adaptive robot-mediated interaction technology for facilitating early joint attention skills for children with ASD.  ...  Ultimately, questions of generalization of skills remain perhaps the most important ones to answer for the expanding field of robotic applications for ASD.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icorr.2013.6650408 pmid:24187227 pmcid:PMC5606977 dblp:conf/icorr/ZhengZBSCWS13 fatcat:v2liiikayjd57bfucbkcmazhfu

Human–robot interaction for social skill development in children with ASD: A literature review

Anastasia Raptopoulou, Antonios Komnidis, Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Alexandros Astaras
2021 Healthcare technology letters  
The findings suggest that there are benefits in using human-robot interaction to assist with the development of social skills for children with ASD.  ...  How to cite this article: Raptopoulou, A., et al.: Human-robot interaction for social skill development in children with ASD: A literature review. Healthc. Technol. Lett. 8, 90-96 (2021).  ...  social skills, imitation learning and active participation of children through their interaction with the robot.  ... 
doi:10.1049/htl2.12013 fatcat:xghhwac5jjhk5inaodehpdjfuu

A Systematic Review on Oral Interactions in Robot-Assisted Language Learning

Vivien Lin, Hui-Chin Yeh, Nian-Shing Chen
2022 Electronics  
Although educational robots are known for their capability to support language learning, how actual interaction processes lead to positive learning outcomes has not been sufficiently examined.  ...  To explore the instructional design and the interaction effects of robot-assisted language learning (RALL) on learner performance, this study systematically reviewed twenty-two empirical studies published  ...  (care-receiving robot) -Perform locomotion and gestures -Classroom Humanoid robot (pedagogical social dialogs agent) -Robot's song playing and dancing as learners touched Animal-like robot learning -Speech  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics11020290 fatcat:dgwamsxwcbcspntd37e7lwdpd4

Personalization and Localization in Human-Robot Interaction: A Review of Technical Methods

Mehdi Hellou, Norina Gasteiger, Jong Yoon Lim, Minsu Jang, Ho Seok Ahn
2021 Robotics  
Additionally, we study an array of methods used to adapt the nonverbal and verbal skills of social robots, including state-of-the-art techniques in artificial intelligence.  ...  This allows for an adjustment of robot behaviors according to the needs, preferences or personality of an individual when referring to personalization or to the social conventions or the culture of a country  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics10040120 fatcat:gnl72ucfvfc3vereis7lrg4c3m

Conducting neuropsychological tests with a humanoid robot: Design and evaluation

Duc-Canh Nguyen, Gerard Bailly, Frederic Elisei
2016 2016 7th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications (CogInfoCom)  
Socially assistive robot with interactive behavioral capability have been improving quality of life for a wide range of users by taking care of elderlies, training individuals with cognitive disabilities  ...  We describe here how socio-communicative gesture controllers -which actually control the speech, the facial displays and hand gestures of our iCub robot -are driven by multimodal events captured on a professional  ...  We thank Ghatsan Hasan for taking care of Nina, Alessandra Juphard for conducting the neuropsychological tests, our five elderly subjects and the crowdsourced raters for their patience and involvement.  ... 
doi:10.1109/coginfocom.2016.7804572 fatcat:64snt5znafgb3pox5aluwdxc3m

Review of the techniques used in motor‐cognitive human‐robot skill transfer

Yuan Guan, Ning Wang, Chenguang Yang
2021 Cognitive Computation and Systems  
Based on the idea of establishing a generic or specialised robot skill library, robots are expected to autonomously reason about the needs for using skills and plan compound movements according to sensory  ...  Engineers programme a robot in a targeted manner for the realisation of predefined skills.  ...  Whatever it is called, it is an efficacious technique for skill transferring and reducing the complexity of search spaces for a robot trying to learn a skill [12] .  ... 
doi:10.1049/ccs2.12025 fatcat:yqw4nekt45fx5kp3cgwrtax2fy

Experiments with a First Prototype of a Spatial Model of Cultural Meaning through Natural-Language Human-Robot Interaction

Oliver Schürer, Benjamin Stangl, Christoph Hubatschke, Christoph Müller
2018 Technologies  
The aim of our project is to create a spatial model of cultural meaning based on interaction between humans and robots. We define the role of humanoid robots as becoming our companions.  ...  In two experiments, we tested a first prototype of the communication module that allows a humanoid to learn cultural meanings through a machine learning system.  ...  For this, we use the skills of a humanoid robot for human-like interaction as an approach for data acquisition and for model generation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/technologies6010006 fatcat:s4zwkyrn25b5hngpfilehnacj4

Examine the Potential of Robots to Teach Autistic Children Emotional Concepts: A Preliminary Study [chapter]

Huanhuan Wang, Pai-Ying Hsiao, Byung-Cheol Min
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this preliminary study, we developed a set of humanoid robot body movements which are used to express four basic emotional concepts and a set of learning activities.  ...  We will integrate them to improve the designs and guide autistic children to learn emotional concepts.  ...  Last, the quality of the speech is not good and need to improve. Overall we find using humanoid robots for teaching is engaging but the instructional design needs to be improved.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47437-3_56 fatcat:qaxp7piuuzfrlbt2gkikg6qx7i
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