Joint Attention Between a Human Being and a Partner Robot Based on Computational Intelligence
Naoyuki Kubota*,**, Toshiyuki Shimizu*, and Minoru Abe***
*Dept. of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino, Tokyo 191-0065, Japan
**SORST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
***EQUOS RESEARCH Co., Ltd. EV Laboratory
Discussing joint attention between a human being and a partner robot to ensure human-friendly communication, we extract the direction of human attention based on facial direction in images, and propose control of the partner robot based on the direction of the extracted human face. We propose extraction for the direction in which a hand points, and discuss experimental results for partner robots using our proposal.
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