Contagious Yawning in Human-Robot Interaction

Hagen Lehmann, Frank Broz

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This late breaking report introduces an approach to measure yawn-
ing contagion between robots and humans. Understanding to what
extent yawning can be contagious between robots and humans will
help to generate more believable interaction behaviors for social
robots and contribute to a better understanding of cognitive phe-
nomena like empathy and their application in HRI. We will give
an overview of an experiment which used an EMYS robot for the
presentation of the yawning stimulus. We will present the results
of our preliminary analysis of the collected data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5615-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018
Event13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction: HRI Workshop on Explainable Robotic Systems - Chicago, United States
Duration: 5 Mar 20185 Mar 2018


Workshop13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction
Country/TerritoryUnited States
OtherWorkshop in conjunction with HRI 2018
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