Engagement between Humans and Robots for Hosting Activities

    •  Candace L. Sidner and Myrosia Dzikovska, "Engagement between Humans and Robots for Hosting Activities", Tech. Rep. TR2002-37, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, September 2002.
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      • @techreport{MERL_TR2002-37,
      • author = {Candace L. Sidner and Myrosia Dzikovska},
      • title = {Engagement between Humans and Robots for Hosting Activities},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2002-37},
      • month = sep,
      • year = 2002,
      • url = {}
      • }
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To participate in conversations with people, robots must not only see and talk with people but make use of the conventions of conversation and of how to be connected to their human counterparts. This paper reports on research on engagement in human-human interaction and applications to (non-mobile) robots interacting with humans in hosting activities.