Naturalistic Conversational Gaze Control for Humanoid Robots - A First Step

Hagen Lehmann, Ingo Keller, Reza Ahmadzadeh, Frank Broz

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In this paper we introduce a new model for conversational gaze control for robots with physical eyes. We describe our modeling approach and present the results of a set of exploratory experiments. The work illustrated here is a first step of a larger research program dedicated to the development of a conversational gaze controller (CGC) for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). The study presented has pilot character and was designed to inform the next development steps of the model. Despite the limitations of the presented version of the model, our results are in line with the findings of previous studies and illustrate the importance of eye movements for HRI.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319700212
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2017
Event9th International Conference on Social Robotics - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 22 Nov 201724 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference9th International Conference on Social Robotics
Abbreviated titleICSR 2017
Internet address


  • Conversational gaze control
  • Eye gaze
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Humanoid robots
  • Social robotics


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