Robovie-IV: A Communication Robot Interacting with People Daily in an Office

Noriaki Mitsunaga, Takahiro Miyashita, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Kiyoshi Kogure, Norihiro Hagita
2006 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
We believe that robots will take an active part in our daily lives in the near future. Once this time arrives, robots will be expected to have the social skills necessary for interacting with people in addition to the ability to carry out their own tasks. We call an interaction that increases familiarity and makes communication smoother a "social interaction." We have recently developed a human-size humanoid, called "Robovie-IV," which will have the ability to interact with people in their
more » ... lives. This paper discusses the design requirements for humanrobot interaction by a communication robot, then introduces an overview of Robovie-IV's hardware and software architectures. There are also preliminary results of a daily experiment that we are currently conducting with Robovie-IV in our office.
doi:10.1109/iros.2006.282594 dblp:conf/iros/MitsunagaMIKH06 fatcat:hqpc3xs4ffauhhj3aqpzjmwraa