University of Hertfordshire

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Can I help you? A spatial attention system for a receptionist robot

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics - Second International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2010 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 23 Nov 201024 Nov 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6414 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference2nd International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2010


Social interaction between humans takes place in the spatial dimension on a daily basis. We occupy space for ourselves and respect the dynamics of spaces that are occupied by others. In human-robot interaction, the focus has been on other topics so far. Therefore, this work applies a spatial model to a humanoid robot and implements an attention system that is connected to it. The resulting behaviors have been verified in an on-line video study. The questionnaire revealed that these behaviors are applicable and result in a robot that has been perceived as more interested in the human and shows its attention and intentions to a higher degree.

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