Methodological issues in facilitating rhythmic play with robots

Marek P. Michalowski, Hideki Kozima

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Abstract

We are currently investigating the use of rhythm and synchrony in human-robot interaction. Specifically, we are developing techniques for the perception and generation of social rhythmic behaviors in nonverbal dance-oriented play between children and a small creature-like robot. While our goal is to develop and evaluate technological artifacts that can participate in rhythmically coordinated social interactions, it is first necessary to develop and evaluate appropriate methodologies for the evaluation of such technology. In this paper we present our experience in developing and revising an experimental paradigm for the evaluation of dance-oriented play with a robot. We propose that strictly controlled experimental paradigms for even such constrained interactions preclude the full expression (and therefore observation) of interactive behaviors that can be considered sufficiently rich and natural for the study of the complex yet fundamental rhythmic properties of social interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN
Pages95-100
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2007 Aug 262007 Aug 29

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Other

Other16th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period07/8/2607/8/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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