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Integrating Built-in Sensors of an Android with Sensors Embedded in the Environment for Studying a More Natural Human-Robot Interaction

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Several studies supported that there is a strict and complex relationship between outer appearance and the behavior showed by the robot and that a human-like appearance is not enough for give a positive impression. The robot should behave closely to humans, and should have a sense of perception that enables it to communicate with humans. Our past experience with the android “Geminoid HI-1” demonstrated that the sensors equipping the robot are not enough to perform a human-like communication, mainly because of a limited sensing range. To overcome this problem, we endowed the environment around the robot with perceptive capabilities by embedding sensors such as cameras into it. This paper reports a preliminary study about an improvement of the controlling system by integrating cameras in the surrounding environment, so that a human-like perception can be provided to the android. The integration of the development of androids and the investigations of human behaviors constitute a new research area fusing engineering and cognitive sciences.

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  • Android
  • gaze
  • sensor network

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Balistreri, G., Nishio, S., Sorbello, R., Ishiguro, H. (2011). Integrating Built-in Sensors of an Android with Sensors Embedded in the Environment for Studying a More Natural Human-Robot Interaction. In: Pirrone, R., Sorbello, F. (eds) AI*IA 2011: Artificial Intelligence Around Man and Beyond. AI*IA 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 6934. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23954-0_43

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