Nodding in Conversations with a Robot

    •  Christopher Lee, Neal Lesh, Candace L. Sidner, Louis-Philippe Morency, Ashish Kapoor, Trevor Darrell, "Nodding in Conversations with a Robot", Tech. Rep. TR2004-018, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, April 2004.
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      • @techreport{MERL_TR2004-018,
      • author = {Christopher Lee and Neal Lesh and Candace L. Sidner and Louis-Philippe Morency and Ashish Kapoor and Trevor Darrell},
      • title = {Nodding in Conversations with a Robot},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2004-018},
      • month = apr,
      • year = 2004,
      • url = {}
      • }
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In this demo we describe our ongoing efforts to build a robot that can collaborate with a person in hosting activities. We illustrate our current robot\'s conversations, which include gestures of various types, and report on extensions to the robot\'s existing gestural abilities to be able to recognize nodding in conversations.