Investigating Perceptual Features for a Natural Human - Humanoid Robot Interaction Inside a Spontaneous Setting

  • Hiroshi Ishiguro
  • Shuichi Nishio
  • Antonio Chella
  • Rosario Sorbello
  • Giuseppe Balistreri
  • Marcello Giardina
  • Carmelo Calí
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 196)


The present paper aims to validate our research on human-humanoid interaction (HHI) using the minimalistic humanoid robot Telenoid. We have conducted human-robot interactions test with 100 young people with no prior interaction experience with this robot. The main goal is the analysis of the two social dimension (perception and believability) useful for increasing the natural behavior between users and Telenoid. We administrated our custom questionnaire to these subjects after a well defined experimental setting (ordinary and goal-guided task). After the analysis of the questionnaires, we obtained the proof that perceptual and believability conditions are necessary social dimensions for a successfully and efficiency HHI interaction in every daylife activities.


Telenoid Geminoid Social Robot Human-Humanoid Robot Interaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Ishiguro
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shuichi Nishio
    • 2
  • Antonio Chella
    • 3
  • Rosario Sorbello
    • 3
  • Giuseppe Balistreri
    • 3
  • Marcello Giardina
    • 3
  • Carmelo Calí
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate School of Engineering ScienceOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication LaboratoryKyotoJapan
  3. 3.DICGIM, RoboticsLabUniversitá di PalermoPalermoItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento FIERI-AGLAIAUniversitá di PalermoPalermoItaly

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