Robotics: Science and Systems II

Responsive Robot Gaze to Interaction Partner

Y. Yoshikawa, K. Shinozawa, H. Ishiguro, N. Hagita, T. Miyamoto

Abstract: Gaze is regarded as playing an important role in face-to-face communication, for example exhibiting ones attention and regulating turn-taking during conversation, and therefore has been one of central topics in several fields including psychology, human-computer and human-robot interaction studies. Although a lot of findings in psychology have encouraged the previous work in both human-computer and human-robot interaction studies, how to move the agents gaze, including when to move it, has not been explored yet, and therefore is addressed in this study. The impression a person forms from an interaction is strongly influenced by the degree to which their partners gaze direction is correlates with their own. In this paper, we propose methods of responsive robot gaze control and confirm their effect on the feeling of being looked at, which is considered to be the basis of impression conveyance with gaze, through face-to-face interaction experiments.



    AUTHOR    = {Y. Yoshikawa and K. Shinozawa and H. Ishiguro and N. Hagita and T. Miyamoto},
    TITLE     = {Responsive robot gaze to interaction partner},
    BOOKTITLE = {Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems},
    YEAR      = {2006},
    ADDRESS   = {Philadelphia, USA},
    MONTH     = {August},
    DOI       = {10.15607/RSS.2006.II.037}