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Human-Robot Interaction in Social Robotics

By Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro

CRC Press – 2012 – 372 pages

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    September 25th 2012

Description

Human–Robot Interaction in Social Robotics explores important issues in designing a robot system that works with people in everyday environments.Edited by leading figures in the field of social robotics, it draws on contributions by researchers working on the Robovie project at the ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, a world leader in humanoid interactive robotics. The book brings together, in one volume, technical and empirical research that was previously scattered throughout the literature.

Taking a networked robot approach, the book examines how robots work in cooperation with ubiquitous sensors and people over telecommunication networks. It considers the use of social robots in daily life, grounding the work in field studies conducted at a school, train station, shopping mall, and science museum. Critical in the development of network robots, these usability studies allow researchers to discover real issues that need to be solved and to understand what kinds of services are possible.

The book tackles key areas where development is needed, namely, in sensor networks for tracking humans and robots, humanoids that can work in everyday environments, and functions for interacting with people. It introduces a sensor network developed by the authors and discusses innovations in the Robovie humanoid, including several interactive behaviors and design policies.

Exploring how humans interact with robots in daily life settings, this book offers valuable insight into how robots may be used in the future. The combination of engineering, empirical, and field studies provides readers with rich information to guide in developing practical interactive robots.

Contents

Introduction to Network Robot Approach for Human–Robot Interaction

From Navigation and Manipulation to Human–Robot Introduction

Interactive Robots

Network Robots

Field Tests—Observing People’s Reaction

Introduction

Interactive Humanoid Robots for a Science Museum

Masahiro Shiomi, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

Humanoid Robots as a Passive-Social Medium—A Field Experiment at a Train Station

Kotaro Hayashi, Daisuke Sakamoto, Takayuki Kanda, Masahiro Shiomi, Satoshi Koizumi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Tsukasa Ogasawara, and Norihiro Hagita

An Affective Guide Robot in a Shopping Mall

Takayuki Kanda, Masahiro Shiomi, Zenta Miyashita, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

Users’ Attitude and Expectations

Introduction

Is Interaction with Teleoperated Robots Less Enjoyable?

Fumitaka Yamaoka, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

Hesitancy in Interacting with Robots—Anxiety and Negative Attitudes

Tatsuya Nomura, Takayuki Kanda, Tomohiro Suzuki, and Kensuke Kato

Appendix—Items in the NARS [15] and RAS [16]

Modeling Natural Behaviors for Human-Like Interaction with Robots

Introduction

A Model of Natural Deictic Interaction

Osamu Sugiyama, Takayuki Kanda, Michita Imai, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

A Model of Proximic Behavior for Being Together While Sharing Attention

Fumitaka Yamaoka, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

A Model for Natural and Comprehensive Direction Giving

Yusuke Okuno, Takayuki Kanda, Michita Imai, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

Sensing Systems: Networked Robot Approach

Introduction

Laser-Based Tracking of Human Position and Orientation Using Parametric Shape Modeling

Dylan F. Glas, Takahiro Miyashita, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

Super-Flexible Skin Sensors Embedded on the Whole Body, Self-Organizing Based on Haptic Interactions

Tomoyuki Noda, Takahiro Miyashita, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

Integrating Passive RFID tag and Person Tracking for Social Interaction in Daily Life

Kenta Nohara, Tajika Taichi, Masahiro Shiomi, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

Friendship Estimation Model for Social Robots to Understand Human Relationships

Takayuki Kanda and Hiroshi Ishiguro

Estimating Group States for Interactive Humanoid Robots

Masahiro Shiomi, Kenta Nohara, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

Shared Autonomy and Teleoperation

Introduction

A Semi-autonomous Social Robot That Asks Helps from a Human Operator

Masahiro Shiomi, Daisuke Sakamoto, Takayuki Kanda, Carlos Toshinori Ishi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

Teleoperation of Multiple Social Robots

Dylan F. Glas, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

Learning and Adaptation

Introduction

Moderating Users’ Tension to Enable Them to Exhibit Other Emotions

Takayuki Kanda, Kayoko Iwase, Masahiro Shiomi, and Hiroshi Ishiguro

Adapting Nonverbal Behavior Parameters to be Preferred by Individuals

Noriaki Mitsunaga, Christian Smith, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

Learning Pedestrians’ Behavior in a Shopping Mall

Takayuki Kanda, Dylan F. Glas, Masahiro Shiomi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita

Author Bio

Takayuki Kanda is currently a senior researcher at ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan. His current research interests include intelligent robotics, human–robot interaction, and vision-based mobile robots. Dr. Kanda was named to serve as a steering committee co-chair of the ACM/IEEE international conference of human–robot interaction from 2010 to 2013.

Hiroshi Ishiguro has been a visiting researcher at ATR Media Information Science Laboratories since 1999, where he has developed the interactive humanoid robot, Robovie. He is also a professor in the Department of Systems Innovation, Osaka University, and a group leader at ATR Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory. In 2010, he served as a general co-chair of the ACM/IEEE international conference of human–robot interaction.

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