Conversational robot utilizing facial and body expressions

Tsuyoshi Tojo, Yosuke Matsusaka, Tomotada Ishii, Tetsunori Kobayashi

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    Abstract

    Communication using non-verbal expression, such as gesture, eyeshot, posture and facial expression, plays an important role in human interaction. For examples, in conveying spatial information of the position and/or size of an object, pointing actions also contribute to simplify the verbal expressions. By nodding or changing facial expressions toward the speaker's utterance, human convey their state of mind to the speaker and realize the conversable environment. While, no current conversational systems are equipped with such adequate communicational ability. In this study, we implement the body and facial expressions and conversational function to a humanoid robot and try to realize a natural conversational system. As a result, effective use of the pointing action with verbal expressions `that one' or `this one' contributes to simplify the verbal expression and realize rhythmical conversation, and proper feedback actions to the user with facial expressions improve the transparency of the system and the performance of the interface.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages858-863
    Number of pages6
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event2000 IEEE Interantional Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Nashville, TN, USA
    Duration: 2000 Oct 82000 Oct 11

    Other

    Other2000 IEEE Interantional Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
    CityNashville, TN, USA
    Period00/10/800/10/11

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    Conveying
    Transparency
    Robots
    Feedback
    Communication

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Tojo, T., Matsusaka, Y., Ishii, T., & Kobayashi, T. (2000). Conversational robot utilizing facial and body expressions. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (Vol. 2, pp. 858-863). IEEE.

    Conversational robot utilizing facial and body expressions. / Tojo, Tsuyoshi; Matsusaka, Yosuke; Ishii, Tomotada; Kobayashi, Tetsunori.

    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Vol. 2 IEEE, 2000. p. 858-863.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Tojo, T, Matsusaka, Y, Ishii, T & Kobayashi, T 2000, Conversational robot utilizing facial and body expressions. in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. vol. 2, IEEE, pp. 858-863, 2000 IEEE Interantional Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Nashville, TN, USA, 00/10/8.
    Tojo T, Matsusaka Y, Ishii T, Kobayashi T. Conversational robot utilizing facial and body expressions. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Vol. 2. IEEE. 2000. p. 858-863
    Tojo, Tsuyoshi ; Matsusaka, Yosuke ; Ishii, Tomotada ; Kobayashi, Tetsunori. / Conversational robot utilizing facial and body expressions. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Vol. 2 IEEE, 2000. pp. 858-863
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