Interaction debugging : an integral approach to analyze human-robot interaction

T. Kooijmans, T. Kanda, C. Bartneck, H. Ishiguro, N. Hagita

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    Along with the development of interactive robots, controlled experiments and field trials are regularly conducted to stage human-robot interaction. Experience in this field has shown that analyzing human-robot interaction for evaluation purposes fosters the development of improved systems and the generation of new knowledge. In this paper, we present the interaction debugging approach, which is based on the collection and analysis of data from robots and their environment. Considering the multimodality of robotic technology, often only audio and video are insufficient for detailed analysis of human-robot interaction. Therefore, in our analysis we integrate multimodal information using audio, video, sensory data, and intermediate variables. An important aspect of the interaction debugging approach is using a tool called Interaction Debugger to analyze data. By supporting user-friendly data presentation, annotation and navigation, Interaction Debugger enables fine-grained inspection of human-robot interaction. The main goal of this paper is to address how an integral approach to the analysis of human-robot interaction can be adopted. This is demonstrated by three case studies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationToward human robot collaboration : proceedings of the 2006 ACM Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, March 2 - 4, 2006, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA ; HRI 2006
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    ISBN (Print)1-59593-294-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Eventconference; HRI 2006 : 1st Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …


    Conferenceconference; HRI 2006 : 1st Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
    Period1/01/06 → …
    OtherHRI 2006 : 1st Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction


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