An epigenetic approach to human-robot communication

Hideki Kozima, Jordan Zlatev

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Abstract

This paper proposes a developmental approach to social intelligence, especially communication ability, for robots and other artificial systems. Any social being has to have two essential features: naturalistic embodiment - haying a body similar to others, and socio-cultural situatedness - being able to communicate with others and to participate in the social activity. However, we still have an open question: how does the body become situated in the social environment? Our answer is epigenesis, where (1) we create a humanoid with minimum innate abilities, namely a primordial form of joint attention and indirect experience, then (2) through the attentional and imitative interaction with human caregivers, the humanoid autonomously explores how to interact socially with people. As an epigenetic embodiment, the authors are building an upper-torso humanoid, Infanoid, which is to acquire social situatedness in the human community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 9th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, IEEE RO-MAN 2000
Pages346-351
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event9th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, IEEE RO-MAN 2000 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2000 Sep 272000 Sep 29

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Other

Other9th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, IEEE RO-MAN 2000
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period00/9/2700/9/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Kozima, H., & Zlatev, J. (2000). An epigenetic approach to human-robot communication. In Proceedings - 9th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, IEEE RO-MAN 2000 (pp. 346-351). [892521] (Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2000.892521