Nonverbal communication with a humanoid robot via head gestures

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Nonverbal communication with a humanoid robot via head gestures
Social interactive robots require sophisticated perception and cognition abilities to behave and interact in a natural humanlike way. The proper perception of behavior of interaction partner plays a crucial role in social robotics. The interpretation of these behaviors and mapping them to their exact meanings is also an important aspect that interactive robots should have. This paper proposes an interaction model for communicating verbally and nonverbally with human. Human behavior, during the interaction with the robot, is perceived and then interpreted depending on the situation in which the behavior has been detected. In this model, head gestures are used as a back channel (feedback) for the robot to adapt the interaction scenario. The back channel signals can be consciously or unconsciously generated by human. Simultaneously, the eye gazes are also detected to ensure right interpretation of head gestures. In order to recognize the human head gestures, head poses have been tracked ...
Added 16 Apr 2016
Updated 16 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
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