Better be reactive at the beginning. Implications of the first seconds of an encounter for the tutoring style in human-robot-interaction

Karola Pitsch, Katrin S. Lohan, Katharina Rohlfing, Joe Saunders, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Britta Wrede

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Abstract

The paper investigates the effects of a robot's on-line feedback during a tutoring situation with a human tutor. Analysis is based on a study conducted with an iCub robot that autonomously generates its feedback (gaze, pointing gesture) based on the system's perception of the tutor's actions using the idea of reciprocity of actions. Sequential micro-analysis of two opposite cases reveals how the robot's behavior (responsive vs. non-responsive) pro-actively shapes the tutor's conduct and thus co-produces the way in which it is being tutored. A dialogic and a monologic tutoring style are distinguished. The first 20 seconds of an encounter are found to shape the user's perception and expectations of the system's competences and lead to a relatively stable tutoring style even if the robot's reactivity and appropriateness of feedback changes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE RO-MAN: The 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
PublisherIEEE
Pages974-981
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781467346061, 9781467346054
ISBN (Print)9781467346047
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2012
Event21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication 2012 - Paris, France
Duration: 9 Sep 201213 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
ISSN (Print)1944-9445
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9437

Conference

Conference21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication 2012
Abbreviated titleRO-MAN 2012
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period9/09/1213/09/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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