Engagement Rules for Human-Robot Collaborative Interaction

    •  Candace L. Sidner, Christopher Lee, Neal Lesh, "Engagement Rules for Human-Robot Collaborative Interaction", Tech. Rep. TR2003-50, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, May 2003.
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      • @techreport{MERL_TR2003-50,
      • author = {Candace L. Sidner and Christopher Lee and Neal Lesh},
      • title = {Engagement Rules for Human-Robot Collaborative Interaction},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2003-50},
      • month = may,
      • year = 2003,
      • url = {}
      • }
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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.