Dyadic gaze patterns during child-robot collaborative gameplay in a tutoring interaction

Eunice Mwangi, Emilia I. Barakova, Marta Díaz, Andreu Català Mallofre, Matthias Rauterberg

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Abstract

This study examines patterns of coordinated gaze between a child and a robot (NAO) during a card matching game, 'Memory'. Dyadic gaze behavior like mutual gaze, gaze following and joint attention are indications both of child's engagement with the robot and of the quality of child-robot interaction. Eighteen children interacted with a robot tutor in two settings. In the first setting, the robot tutor gave clues to assist children in finding the matching cards, and in the other setting, the robot tutor only looked at the participants during the play. We investigated the coordination between child and robots' gaze behaviors. We found that more occurrences of mutual gaze and gaze following made the children aware of the gaze hints given by the robot and improved the efficacy of the robot tutor as a helping agent. This study, therefore, provides guidelines for gaze behaviors design to enrich child-robot interaction in a tutoring context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2018 - 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages856-861
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538679807
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2018
Event27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2018 - Jiangsu international conference center, Nanjing, China
Duration: 27 Aug 201831 Aug 2018
http://ro-man2018.org/

Conference

Conference27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2018
Abbreviated titleIEEE RO-MAN 2018
CountryChina
CityNanjing
Period27/08/1831/08/18
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Keywords

  • Child-robot interaction
  • Dyadic interaction
  • Gaze following
  • Joint attention
  • Mutual gaze
  • Observational analyses
  • Social cognition
  • Theory of mind

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    Mwangi, E., Barakova, E. I., Díaz, M., Mallofre, A. C., & Rauterberg, M. (2018). Dyadic gaze patterns during child-robot collaborative gameplay in a tutoring interaction. In RO-MAN 2018 - 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (pp. 856-861). [8525799] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2018.8525799