Can I Help You?

A Spatial Attention System for a Receptionist Robot
  • Patrick Holthaus
  • Ingo Lütkebohle
  • Marc Hanheide
  • Sven Wachsmuth
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6414)

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

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