University of Hertfordshire

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An empirical framework for human-robot proxemics

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcs of New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationsymposium at the AISB09 convention
Publication statusPublished - 2009


An empirical framework for Human-Robot (HR) proxemics is proposed which shows how the measurement and control of interpersonal distances between a human and a robot can be potentially used by the robot to interpret, predict and manipulate proxemic behaviour for Human-Robot Interactions (HRIs). The proxemic framework provides for incorporation of inter-factor effects, and can be extended to incorporate new factors, updated values and results. The framework is critically discussed and future work proposed.


The work described in this paper was conducted within the EU Integrated Projects COGNIRON ("The Cognitive Robot Companion") and LIREC (LIving with Robots and intEractive Companions) and was funded by the European Commission under contract numbers FP6- 002020 and FP7-215554.

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