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What Can Actors Teach Robots about Interaction?

David V. Lu, Annamaria Pileggi, Chris Wilson, and William D. Smart.
In "Proceedings of the 2010 AAAI Spring Symposium "It's All in the Timing: Representing and Reasoning about Time in Interactive Behavior"", Frank Broz, Marek Michalowski, and Emily Mower (eds)., 2010.

In social interactions, the appropriate timing of physical actions is of vital importance. Otherwise appropriate actions performed at the wrong time can completely alter their perceived meaning. In this paper, we propose an approach to developing a physical vocabulary for human-robot interaction that uses trained actors as models of appropriate timing and gestures. We describe out initial work with robots in the performing arts, and discuss how this led us to our current approach, and why we believe that it will succeed in improving human-robot interaction.

Paper: [PDF]

@inproceedings{aaai-ss-10,
  author = {Lu, David V. and Pileggi, Annamaria and Wilson, Chris and Smart, William D.},
  editor = {Broz, Frank and Michalowski, Marek and Mower, Emily},
  title = {What Can Actors Teach Robots about Interaction?},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2010 {AAAI} Spring Symposium ``It's All in the Timing: Representing and Reasoning about Time in Interactive Behavior''},
  year = {2010}
}