Towards a believable social robot

Nicole Lazzeri, Daniele Mazzei, Abolfazl Zaraki, Danilo De Rossi

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Two perspectives define a human being in his social sphere: appearance and behaviour. The aesthetic aspect is the first significant element that impacts a communication while the behavioural aspect is a crucial factor in evaluating the ongoing interaction. In particular, we have more expectations when interacting with anthropomorphic robots and we tend to define them believable if they respect human social conventions. Therefore researchers are focused both on increasingly anthropomorphizing the embodiment of the robots and on giving the robots a realistic behaviour. This paper describes our research on making a humanoid robot socially interacting with human beings in a believable way.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - Second International Conference, Living Machines 2013, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783642398018
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2nd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: Living Machines, LM 2013 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Jul 20132 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8064 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference2nd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: Living Machines, LM 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Believability
  • human-robot interaction
  • social robots


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