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Two people walk into a bar

Mary Ellen Foster, Andre Gaschler, Manuel Giuliani, Amy Isard, Maria Pateraki, Ronald P.A. Petrick
2012 Proceedings of the 14th ACM international conference on Multimodal interaction - ICMI '12  
We introduce a humanoid robot bartender that is capable of dealing with multiple customers in a dynamic, multi-party social setting.  ...  In a user evaluation, 31 participants interacted with the bartender in a range of social situations.  ...  research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 270435, JAMES: Joint Action for Multimodal Embodied Social  ... 
doi:10.1145/2388676.2388680 dblp:conf/icmi/FosterGGIPP12 fatcat:6yhnu5idqbgbnidaubdskbkrca

REFORM: Recognizing F-formations for Social Robots [article]

Hooman Hedayati, Annika Muehlbradt, Daniel J. Szafir, Sean Andrist
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Recognizing and understanding conversational groups, or F-formations, is a critical task for situated agents designed to interact with humans.  ...  REFORM decomposes the scene into all possible pairs and then reconstructs F-formations with a voting-based scheme.  ...  Prior research in the social sciences has explored several nuances regarding the structure and dynamics of social groups to understand how people organize and regulate group interactions.  ... 
arXiv:2008.07668v1 fatcat:yrnawel5dzebtp3dybkmy5y47a

Ethical framework of assistive devices: review and reflection

Nazanin Mansouri, Khaled Goher, Seyed Ebrahim Hosseini
2017 Robotics and Biomimetics  
Also, we consider other general ethics with the purpose of applying these theories to form a proper ethics framework.  ...  This makes it vital to have a clear understanding of elderly's needs and expectations from assistive robots. This paper addresses current ethical issues to understand elderly's prime needs.  ...  Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40638-017-0074-2 pmid:29201602 pmcid:PMC5688189 fatcat:tvvgvohurbev7afpchevt6uvyq

Using a 3D World to Address Perceptual Issues in Human-robot Coordination

D. Paul Benjamin, Damian M. Lyons
2015 Procedia Manufacturing  
This allows the unmanned system to predict and plan its interactions with people.  ...  Our system constructs a 3D virtual copy of itself and its environment, including people, and updates this model in realtime to agree with changes in its environment.  ...  Acknowledgements This work is based in part on earlier work done in collaboration with Deryle Lonsdale of Brigham Young University and Siddtharth Patel of Pace University.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.165 fatcat:tmu2ahneorharivadr7hwiitm4

Using Cognitive Semantics to Integrate Perception and Motion in a Behavior-Based Robot

D. Paul Benjamin, Deryle Lonsdale, Damian Lyons, Siddtharth Patel
2008 2008 ECSIS Symposium on Learning and Adaptive Behaviors for Robotic Systems (LAB-RS)  
The ADAPT project is a collaboration of three universities building a unified architecture for mobile robots.  ...  These visualizations are dynamic, and are composed within a virtual world to create ADAPT's representation of itself and its environment.  ...  , where an attempt is made to view communication as a social activity and where meaning is a multi-party phenomenon, a construct that emerges via such devices as interaction and the notions of self and  ... 
doi:10.1109/lab-rs.2008.14 fatcat:ahn6fdiotne7jh4ok2mvdwn3bu

Integration of the Multi-DOA Estimation Functionality to Human-Robot Interaction

Caleb Rascon, Ivan Meza, Gibran Fuentes, Lisset Salinas, Luis A. Pineda
2015 International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems  
In this paper, we propose three strategies for how to integrate the functionality of multiple directions-of-arrival (multi-DOA) estimation with a common scenario, in which the robot acts as a waiter while  ...  The proposed strategies are: a) the robot locates calls from users at a relatively long distance; b) the robot faces the user when taking the order; and c) the robot announces whether the acoustic environment  ...  Interactions with two orders 50.0% Interactions with three orders 40.0% Table 5 .  ... 
doi:10.5772/59993 fatcat:uff4zdtnvzho7kifk75dpdsxqy

Are You Still With Me? Continuous Engagement Assessment From a Robot's Point of View

Francesco Del Duchetto, Paul Baxter, Marc Hanheide
2020 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
, robot and people).  ...  Continuously measuring the engagement of users with a robot in a Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) setting paves the way toward in-situ reinforcement learning, improve metrics of interaction quality, and can  ...  This manuscript has been released as a pre-print at (Del Duchetto et al., 2020) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2020.00116 pmid:33501282 pmcid:PMC7805701 fatcat:ymvehtqi4fgqffeb4vqkshigsm

Socially distributed perception

Marek P. Michalowski, Carl DiSalvo, Didac Busquets, Laura M. Hiatt, Nik A. Melchior, Reid Simmons, Selma Sabanovic
2006 Proceeding of the 1st ACM SIGCHI/SIGART conference on Human-robot interaction - HRI '06  
We then present observations and results that suggest that we were successful in promoting a form of social interaction that allowed people to help the robot achieve its goal.  ...  This paper presents a robot search task (social tag) that uses social interaction, in the form of asking for help, as an integral component of task completion.  ...  The notion of a "socially situated agent" [4] implies that a robot interacts both socially and physically with the environment in order to acquire information about the social and physical domains.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1121241.1121309 dblp:conf/hri/MichalowskiDBHMSS06 fatcat:zebnyrx42vfxnb3vq76w3bi3zq

Spontaneous Avatar Behavior for Human Territoriality [chapter]

Claudio Pedica, Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We model the territorial dynamics of social interactions as a set of social norms which constrain the avatar's reactive motion by running a set of behaviors which blend together.  ...  Driven by theories on human territoriality, we define a reactive framework which allows avatar group dynamics during social interaction.  ...  This work is supported by the Humanoid Agents in Social Game Environments Grant of Excellence from The Icelandic Centre for Research.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04380-2_38 fatcat:4sbzjmsv3verna2sqecf5n5mum


Claudio Pedica, Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson
2010 Applied Artificial Intelligence  
We model the territorial dynamics of social interactions as a set of social norms which constrain the avatar's reactive motion by running a set of behaviors which blend together.  ...  Driven by theories on human territoriality, we define a reactive framework which allows avatar group dynamics during social interaction.  ...  This work is supported by the Humanoid Agents in Social Game Environments Grant of Excellence from The Icelandic Centre for Research.  ... 
doi:10.1080/08839514.2010.492165 fatcat:57oo56fyozawzijhg5hpd5arjm

Distributed computing column 44 2011 in review

Idit Keidar
2011 ACM SIGACT News  
In 2012, I hope to touch more on dynamic networks, and also on synthesis of distributed and parallel programs, random walks, and perhaps the uses of topology in distributed computing.  ...  David Peleg is recognized for his many important innovative contributions to distributed computing, including in local computing, robot computing, dynamic monopolies, sparse spanners, and compact routing  ...  The next talk was Error-Free Multi-Valued Consensus with Byzantine Failures . The authors, Liang and Vaidya incorporated the length of the consensus value into the running time complexity.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2078162.2078178 fatcat:wqzckoz7jngxbpp4ezv6uce65u

A survey of socially interactive robots

Terrence Fong, Illah Nourbakhsh, Kerstin Dautenhahn
2003 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
We then present a taxonomy of design methods and system components used to build socially interactive robots.  ...  This report reviews "socially interactive robots": robots for which social human-robot interaction is important.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the participants of the Robot as Partner: An Exploration of Social Robots workshop (2002 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) for inspiring  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0921-8890(02)00372-x fatcat:iwjtltmh65cb3icwsy2svbls54

Do Architects and Designers Think about Interactivity Differently?

David Kirsh
2019 ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction  
An interface for an architect is a niche that includes the very people who interact with it. In HCI, people are still distinct from the interface.  ...  Only in ecological and social interaction is it also reflexive.  ...  When two people walk together, a walks with b iff b walks with a. They symmetrically act in the narrowest sense of both acting on the other through walking with.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3301425 fatcat:ddb5mi7cpne7vfwqwn7n5j4pfm

Service robots, care ethics, and design

A. van Wynsberghe
2016 Ethics and Information Technology  
Given that individuals will interact and even cooperate with these service robots, their design and development demand ethical attention.  ...  To apply CCVSD outside of healthcare one must show that the robot has been integrated into a care practice.  ...  Many thanks to my fellow robot ethicist Scott Robbins for his insight, constructive criticism, critical feedback, and support.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10676-016-9409-x fatcat:ls27y75ceranho63i3lsyhczby

SIENNA D4.1: State-of-the-art Review: Artificial Intelligence and robotics

Philip Jansen, Stearns Broadhead, Rowena Rodrigues, David Wright, Philip Brey, Alice Fox, Ning Wang
2019 Zenodo  
This report includes a socio-economic impact assessment (SEIA) that examines the current and expected impacts of AI and robotics.  ...  This report describes the current state of the art in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.  ...  In multi-agent planning, cooperation and competition between many agents are used to achieve a given goal. Multi-agent planning forms the basis for swarm intelligence. Evolutionary computation.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4066570 fatcat:bfvq2y3qfnhqnnr6lpfcilphlu
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