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
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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