JACIII Vol.21 No.4 pp. 716-721
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2017.p0716


Study on Motion of Sight Line of Communication Robot in Standby State

Akinari Kurosu* and Tomomi Hashimoto**

*Meitec Fielders Co., Ltd.
8-5-26 Sumitomofudousanaoyama Bldg. Nisikan, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan

**Information Systems, Department of Engineering, Saitama Institute of Technology
1690 Fusaiji, Fukaya-shi, Saitama 369-0293, Japan

December 28, 2016
March 10, 2017
July 20, 2017
communication robot, eye robot, standby time

The crucial role of nonverbal communication by gaze in social interactions has been highlighted. In this study, an eye robot having two degrees-of-freedom was developed as a communication robot, and the motion of the sight line of this robot in a standby state with an absence of communication with people was investigated. We compared and evaluated the impression provided by a robot and a person, who imitated the action of the robot, to observers and demonstrated that both the robot and person provided improved impression if the line of sight is stationary.

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