Maintenance and Drift of Attention in Human-Robot Communication

Jun Mukai, Michita Imai

Abstract

We describe an attention based human-robot communication system called ACS. Here, an attention refers to an arbitrary policy for selecting behaviors. Attention is usually defined a priori by the designers of the robots, which prevents communication between humans and robots. The reason is that the reactions of such robots are fixed for specific situations so that humans are easy to predict the robots reactions. We therefore developed ACS to enable robots to generate their own attentions without predefined settings. We propose Feature Drift, which enables the system to dynamically maintains its attention based according to environmental objects. In particular, Feature Drift can change the attention spontaneously in over time, which solves the problem of fixed reaction. We implemented ACS in a communication robot, Robovie, and evaluated it. The results showed that the robot could maintain its own attention and react to human utterances according to this attention.

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Mukai J. and Imai M. (2005). Maintenance and Drift of Attention in Human-Robot Communication . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems - Volume 1: MARS, (ICINCO 2005) ISBN 972-8865-34-1, pages 15-22. DOI: 10.5220/0001194800150022


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@conference{mars05,
author={Jun Mukai and Michita Imai},
title={Maintenance and Drift of Attention in Human-Robot Communication},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems - Volume 1: MARS, (ICINCO 2005)},
year={2005},
pages={15-22},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001194800150022},
isbn={972-8865-34-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems - Volume 1: MARS, (ICINCO 2005)
TI - Maintenance and Drift of Attention in Human-Robot Communication
SN - 972-8865-34-1
AU - Mukai J.
AU - Imai M.
PY - 2005
SP - 15
EP - 22
DO - 10.5220/0001194800150022