Human-Robot Collaboration: From Psychology to Social Robotics [article]

Judith Bütepage, Danica Kragic
2017 arXiv   pre-print
With the advances in robotic technology, research in human-robot collaboration (HRC) has gained in importance. For robots to interact with humans autonomously they need active decision making that takes human partners into account. However, state-of-the-art research in HRC does often assume a leader-follower division, in which one agent leads the interaction. We believe that this is caused by the lack of a reliable representation of the human and the environment to allow autonomous decision
more » ... ng. This problem can be overcome by an embodied approach to HRC which is inspired by psychological studies of human-human interaction (HHI). In this survey, we review neuroscientific and psychological findings of the sensorimotor patterns that govern HHI and view them in a robotics context. Additionally, we study the advances made by the robotic community into the direction of embodied HRC. We focus on the mechanisms that are required for active, physical human-robot collaboration. Finally, we discuss the similarities and differences in the two fields of study which pinpoint directions of future research.
arXiv:1705.10146v1 fatcat:skqfe6uxefhtvcd7lmzl7hyzvy