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Non-Speech Aural Communication for Robots

Frederick Heckel and William D. Smart.
In "Aurally Informed Performance: Integrating Machine Listening and Auditory Presentation in Robotic Systems: Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium", Derek Brock, Ramani Duraiswami, and Alexander I. Rudnicky (eds)., pages 28-32, October 2006.

Available in AAAI Technical Report FS-06-01.

Synthesized or pre-recorded speech is often used for communication from robots to humans. In many situations, it may be unnecessary to use speech since much of the information which robots must communicate is often very simple and context-sensitive. In this paper we hypothesize that non-speech aural communication may be more effective in many situations, and we present an experiment to test the effectiveness of non-verbal communication.

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@inproceedings{aaai-fs06,
  author = {Heckel, Frederick and Smart, William D.},
  editor = {Brock, Derek and Duraiswami, Ramani and Rudnicky, Alexander I.},
  title = {Non-Speech Aural Communication for Robots},
  booktitle = {Aurally Informed Performance: Integrating Machine Listening and Auditory Presentation in Robotic Systems: Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium},
  pages = {28--32},
  note = {Available in {AAAI} Technical Report {FS-06-01}.},
  month = {October},
  year = {2006}
}