The Effect of Multiple Perspectives Information on the Characteristics of Human’s Spatial Cognition in the Human-Human Interaction of Spatial Cognition Tasks
Spatial cognition is an important branch of cognition science. The behavior in the spatial cognition interactions between people was studied in our research. And the results will contribute to the design of robot’s cognitive system that similar to those of human which will make the robot much more intelligent to aids in human-robot cooperative work. We have designed several experimental scenes with different degree of ambiguity. In different scenes, the assistants will communicate with a commander through language and gesture on a single perspective or double perspectives. Based on these experiment, we can master the feature of human’s spatial language expression and the rule of choosing spatial reference frame in the human-human interaction of spatial cognition tasks. The following three results are summed up. (1) The assistants are inclined to use the “egocentric” and “exocentric” frames of reference. (2) The frequency of choosing reference frames increases with the improvement of scene ambiguity. (3) Compared with single perspective, the assistants need much less number of reference frames on the double perspectives.
KeywordsSpatial cognition Cooperative work Spatial reference frame Perspective-taking
This study was supported by the Experimental Technique Youth Fund Project (No. SYFD1400618) and the Foundation of National Key Laboratory of Human Factors Engineering (No. SYFD140051802). Author Xianliang Mu, Lifen Tan, Yu Tian, Chunhui Wang were supported by the foundation of National Key Laboratory of Human Factors Engineering (No. HF2013-Z-B-02, NO.HF2011Z-Z-B-02). In addition, the authors would like to thank anonymous reviewers for their comments about the research and suggestions for improving this paper.