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Studies on Grounding with Gaze and Pointing Gestures in Human-Robot-Interaction

  • Markus Häring
  • Jessica Eichberg
  • Elisabeth André
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7621)

Abstract

In this study we investigated the use of gaze and pointing gestures in scenarios where a human has to follow the instructions of a humanoid robot. Our objective was to analyze the performance of a human participant, that solves an abstract jigsaw puzzle with the help of our robot instructor, in different grounding scenarios with varying difficulty. Furthermore we investigated how the attitude towards the robot and the self-assessment of the participant changed. Our results support that adding gaze to the interaction usually improves the interaction, but often additional pointing gestures are needed to make a significant difference.

Keywords

Complex Condition Humanoid Robot Verbal Instruction Social Robot Puzzle Piece 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Häring
    • 1
  • Jessica Eichberg
    • 1
  • Elisabeth André
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Science, Human Centered MultimediaAugsburg UniversityGermany

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