Volume 21 Issue 10 - Publication Date: 1 October 2002
Special issue on International Symposia on Experimental Robotics 2000
Regulation and Entrainment in Human-Robot Interaction
Cynthia Breazeal MIT Media Lab, 77 Massachusetts Ave NE18-5fl, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Newly emerging robotics applications for domestic or entertainment purposes are slowly introducing autonomous robots into society at large. A critical capability of such robots is their ability to interact with humans, and in particular, untrained users. In this paper we explore the hypothesis that people will intuitively interact with robots in a natural social manner provided the robot can perceive, interpret, and appropriately respond with familiar human social cues. Two experiments are presented where naive human subjects interact with an anthropomorphic robot. We present evidence for mutual regulation and entrainment of the interaction, and we discuss how this benefits the interaction as a whole.
Multimedia Key
= Video = Data = Code = Image
Example One: Samples of Kismet recognizing praise, prohibition, attentional bids, and soothing utterances through prosody. (31.4 MB)
Example Two: Kismet engaging in a protodialog with two people. (6.0 MB)
Example Three: Kismet engaging in a protodialog with one person. (5.8 MB)
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