Toward Natural Communication: Human-Robot Gestural Interaction Using Pointing
Eri Sato*, Aika Nakajima**, Jun Nakazato**, and Toru Yamaguchi**
*Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, Yamaguchi Lab., 6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino, Tokyo 191-0065, Japan
**Tokyo Metropolitan University, Yamaguchi Lab., 6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino, Tokyo 191-0065, Japan
We are studying human and robot interaction based on interpersonal communication, focusing on pointing. Pointing, while useful in communicating with others, is highly context-dependent, making it difficult for robots to interpret accurately. We conducted three experiments on robot behavior, creating basic motion using a virtual robot because using a real robot requires much time. We then had the virtual robot interact with two real robots having different degrees of freedom and ranges of movement.
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