JACIII Vol.21 No.4 pp. 660-666
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2017.p0660


Where Robot Looks Is Not Where Person Thinks Robot Looks

Yusuke Tamura*, Takafumi Akashi**, and Hisashi Osumi**

*Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

**Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University
1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551, Japan

November 28, 2016
February 16, 2017
July 20, 2017
human-robot interaction, attention

For a robot to smoothly interact with humans, it has to possess the capability to manipulate human attention to a certain degree. In this study, we start with a hypothesis that humans cannot correctly perceive what a robot is looking at. To examine the hypothesis, an experiment, which focuses on the relationship between a robot’s geometrical gaze point and the gaze point perceived by a human, was conducted. The results of the experiment supported the hypothesis. Based on the results, we propose a computational model that calculates where robots are to look in order to guide human’s attention to the desired area. The validity of the proposed model was demonstrated by cross validation.

Cite this article as:
Y. Tamura, T. Akashi, and H. Osumi, “Where Robot Looks Is Not Where Person Thinks Robot Looks,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.21 No.4, pp. 660-666, 2017.
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