Engagement Rules for Human-Robot Collaborative Interaction
|MERL Report: ||TR2003-50: Candace L. Sidner, Christopher Lee, Neal Lesh
Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2003
This paper reports on research on developing the ability for robots to engage with humans in a collaborative conversation for hosting activities. It defines the engagement process in collaborative conversation and reports on our progress in creating a robot to perform hosting activities. The paper then presents the analysis of a study of human-human "look tracking" and discusses rules that will allow a robot to track humans so that engagement is maintained.