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JACIII Vol.23 No.3 pp. 584-591
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2019.p0584
(2019)

Paper:

Nonverbal Communication Based on Instructed Learning for Socially Embedded Robot Partners

Ryosuke Tanaka, Jinseok Woo, and Naoyuki Kubota

Intelligent Mechanical Systems, Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino, Tokyo 191-0065, Japan

Received:
November 30, 2018
Accepted:
February 19, 2019
Published:
May 20, 2019
Keywords:
robot partner, human-robot interaction, cognitive development system, instructed learning, information support
Abstract

The research and development of robot partners have been actively conducted to support human daily life. Human-robot interaction is one of the important research field, in which verbal and nonverbal communication are essential elements for improving the interactions between humans and robots. Thus, the purpose of this research was to establish a method to adapt a human-robot interaction mechanism for robot partners to various situations. In the proposed system, the robot needs to analyze the gestures of humans to interact with them. Humans have the ability to interact according to dynamically changing environmental conditions. Therefore, when robots interact with a human, it is necessary for robots to interact appropriately by correctly judging the situation according to human gestures to carry out natural human-robot interaction. In this paper, we propose a constructive methodology on a system that enables nonverbal communication elements for human-robot interaction. The proposed method was validated through a series of experiments.

Cite this article as:
R. Tanaka, J. Woo, and N. Kubota, “Nonverbal Communication Based on Instructed Learning for Socially Embedded Robot Partners,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.23, No.3, pp. 584-591, 2019.
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