Attention coupling as a prerequisite for social interaction

Hideki Kozima, Cocoro Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Yano

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Abstract

This paper proposes "attention coupling", that is spatio-temporal coordination of each other's attention, as a prerequisite for human-robot social interaction, where the human interactant attributes mental states to the robot, and possibly vice versa. As a realization of attention coupling we implemented on our robots the capability of eye-contact (mutually looking into each other's eyes) and joint attention (looking at a shared target together). Observation of the interaction with human babies/children showed that the robots with the attention coupling capability facilitated in the babies/children social behavior, including showing, giving, and verbal interactions like asking questions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - RO-MAN 2003
Subtitle of host publicationThe 12th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Pages109-114
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event12th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2003 - Millbrae, CA, United States
Duration: 2003 Oct 312003 Nov 2

Other

Other12th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2003
CountryUnited States
CityMillbrae, CA
Period03/10/3103/11/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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