Effects of eye contact and iconic gestures on message retention in human-robot interaction

E.T. Dijk, van, E. Torta, R.H. Cuijpers

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The effects of iconic gestures and eye contact on message retention in human-robot interaction were investigated in a series of experiments. A humanoid robot gave short verbal messages to participants, accompanied either by iconic gestures or no gestures while making eye contact with the participant or looking away. Results show that the use of iconic gestures aids retention of the verb to which the action-depicting gestures pertain. The various expected effects of eye contact were not supported by the data. Implications of these results for the design of interaction modalities between robots and people are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-501
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Social Robotics
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Effects of eye contact and iconic gestures on message retention in human-robot interaction'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Projects

    Cite this