A novel culture-dependent gesture selection system for a humanoid robot performing greeting interaction

Gabriele Trovato*, Martin Do, Masuko Kuramochi, Massimiliano Zecca, Ömer Terlemez, Tamim Asfour, Atsuo Takanishi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In human-robot interaction, it is important for the robots to adapt to our ways of communication. As humans, rules of non-verbal communication, including greetings, change depending on our culture. Social robots should adapt to these specific differences in order to communicate effectively, as a correct way of approaching often results into better acceptance of the robot. In this study, a novel greeting gesture selection system is presented and an experiment is run using the robot ARMAR-IIIb. The robot performs greeting gestures appropriate to Japanese culture; after interacting with German participants, the selection should become appropriate to German culture. Results show that the mapping of gesture selection evolves successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics - 6th International Conference, ICSR 2014, Proceedings
EditorsMichael Beetz, Michael Beetz, Mary-Anne Williams, Benjamin Johnston, Mary-Anne Williams
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages340-349
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319119724
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event6th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2014 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2014 Oct 272014 Oct 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8755
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2014
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period14/10/2714/10/29

Keywords

  • Culture
  • Gestures
  • Greetings
  • HRI
  • Social Robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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