TR2003-130

Engagement by Looking: Behaviors for Robots When Collaborating with People


    •  Candace L. Sidner, Christopher Lee and Neal Lesh, "Engagement by Looking: Behaviors for Robots When Collaborating with People", Tech. Rep. TR2003-130, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, September 2003.
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      • @techreport{MERL_TR2003-130,
      • author = {Candace L. Sidner and Christopher Lee and Neal Lesh},
      • title = {Engagement by Looking: Behaviors for Robots When Collaborating with People},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2003-130},
      • month = sep,
      • year = 2003,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2003-130/}
      • }
  • Research Area:

    Robotics


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 that tracks the looks between collaborators and discusses rules that will allow a robot to track humans so that engagement is maintained.