Can I help you? A spatial attention system for a receptionist robot

Holthaus, Patrick and Lutkebohle, Ingo and Hanheide, Marc and Wachsmuth, Sven (2010) Can I help you? A spatial attention system for a receptionist robot. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 6414 L . pp. 325-334. ISSN 0302-9743

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Abstract

Social interaction between humans takes place in the spatial dimension on a daily basis. We occupy space for ourselves and respect the dynamics of spaces that are occupied by others. In human-robot interaction, the focus has been on other topics so far. Therefore, this work applies a spatial model to a humanoid robot and implements an attention system that is connected to it. The resulting behaviors have been verified in an on-line video study. The questionnaire revealed that these behaviors are applicable and result in a robot that has been perceived as more interested in the human and shows its attention and intentions to a higher degree. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Second International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2010, Singapore, November 23-24, 2010. Conference Date: 23 November 2010 through 24 November 2010; Conference Code: 82714
Keywords:Attention system, Higher-degree, Human -robot interactions, Humanoid robot, Social interactions, Spatial attention, Spatial dimension, Spatial models, Anthropomorphic robots, Behavioral research, Robotics, Human robot interaction
Subjects:H Engineering > H670 Robotics and Cybernetics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:8317
Deposited By: Marc Hanheide
Deposited On:04 Apr 2013 10:06
Last Modified:04 Apr 2013 10:06

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