Candace Sidner, Christopher Lee
At Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, we are investigating the role of hosting activities with humanoid robots. Hosting activities are activities where an agent in an environment provides services, particularly information and entertainment services. They include tasks such as being a docent in a museum or host in a laboratory, and greeting and guiding visitors in stores and shopping malls. This research is driven by three scientific questions: How do people convey connection both verbally and non-verbally in their interactions with one another? Given what is learned from the above, how can robots convey engagement in interactions with people? Under…
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