Hirotaka Osawa, Michita Imai


We propose an alternative approach called the Possessed Robot method to find each robot's unique communication strategies. In this approach, the human manipulator behaves as if she/he possesses the robot and finds the optimal communication strategies based on each robot's shape and modalities. We implement the Possessed Robot system (PoRoS) including a reconfigurable body robot, an easier manipulation system, and a recording system to evaluate the validity of our method. We evaluate a block-assembling task by PoRoS by turning on and off the modality of the robot's head. Subsequently, the robot's motion during player's motion significantly increases whereas the ratio of confirmatory behaviour significantly decreases in the head-fixed design. Based on the results, we find an example case for the optimal communication strategy in the head-fixed design. In this case, the robot leads the users and the user follows the robot as in the turn-taking communication style of the humanlike condition. This result shows the feasibility of the Possessed Robot method to make appropriate strategy adjustments based on the robot design.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Osawa H. and Imai M. (2012). POSSESSED ROBOT: HOW TO FIND ORIGINAL NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION STYLE IN HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: SSIR, (ICAART 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-95-9, pages 632-641. DOI: 10.5220/0003882906320641

in Bibtex Style

author={Hirotaka Osawa and Michita Imai},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: SSIR, (ICAART 2012)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: SSIR, (ICAART 2012)
SN - 978-989-8425-95-9
AU - Osawa H.
AU - Imai M.
PY - 2012
SP - 632
EP - 641
DO - 10.5220/0003882906320641