See where I am looking at : perceiving gaze cues with a NAO robot

E. Njeri, E. Barakova, Ruixin Zhang, M. Diaz, A. Català, M. Rauterberg

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Abstract

Gaze is an important nonverbal cue in human - human communication, for example, in communicating direction of attention. Therefore, presumably being able to understand and provide gaze cues is an important aspect in robot's interactive behavior. While there is considerable progress, as regards the design of social gaze cues for robots, there is little that has been done to examine the ability of humans to read and accept help signals from a robot's gaze. In this study, we examine how people perceive gaze cues and head angles directed towards different target positions on a table when human and NAO robot are sitting against each other as in board game scenarios. From the results, we show that when the head pitch angle is higher (24±2) and the depth is less, approximately 20 cm from the robot, participants detected the positions with good accuracy. Unexpectedly, the locations on the left of the robot were detected with lower accuracy. In conclusion, we discuss the implications of this research for design of interaction settings between human and a robot that is intended for social and educational support.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2016), 4-7 October, 2016, Singapore
Pages329-332
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4508-8
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Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event4th International conference on Human Agent Interaction (HAI 2016), 4-7 October 2016, Biopolis, Singapore - The Matrix building , Biopolis, Singapore
Duration: 4 Oct 20167 Oct 2016
http://hai-conference.net/hai2016/

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Conference4th International conference on Human Agent Interaction (HAI 2016), 4-7 October 2016, Biopolis, Singapore
Abbreviated titleHAI 2016
CountrySingapore
CityBiopolis
Period4/10/167/10/16
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Njeri, E., Barakova, E., Zhang, R., Diaz, M., Català, A., & Rauterberg, M. (2016). See where I am looking at : perceiving gaze cues with a NAO robot. In 4th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2016), 4-7 October, 2016, Singapore (pp. 329-332). [P3-03] https://doi.org/10.1145/2974804.2980479
Njeri, E. ; Barakova, E. ; Zhang, Ruixin ; Diaz, M. ; Català, A. ; Rauterberg, M. / See where I am looking at : perceiving gaze cues with a NAO robot. 4th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2016), 4-7 October, 2016, Singapore. 2016. pp. 329-332
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See where I am looking at : perceiving gaze cues with a NAO robot. / Njeri, E.; Barakova, E.; Zhang, Ruixin; Diaz, M.; Català, A.; Rauterberg, M.

4th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2016), 4-7 October, 2016, Singapore. 2016. p. 329-332 P3-03.

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Njeri E, Barakova E, Zhang R, Diaz M, Català A, Rauterberg M. See where I am looking at : perceiving gaze cues with a NAO robot. In 4th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2016), 4-7 October, 2016, Singapore. 2016. p. 329-332. P3-03 https://doi.org/10.1145/2974804.2980479