Can I Help You?

A Spatial Attention System for a Receptionist Robot
  • Patrick Holthaus
  • Ingo Lütkebohle
  • Marc Hanheide
  • Sven Wachsmuth
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17248-9_34

Volume 6414 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Holthaus P., Lütkebohle I., Hanheide M., Wachsmuth S. (2010) Can I Help You?. In: Ge S.S., Li H., Cabibihan JJ., Tan Y.K. (eds) Social Robotics. ICSR 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6414. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Holthaus
    • 1
  • Ingo Lütkebohle
    • 1
  • Marc Hanheide
    • 2
  • Sven Wachsmuth
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied Informatics, Faculty of TechnologyBielefeld UniversityGermany
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of BirminghamEngland