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Non-verbal Social Robot-Human Interaction

Plasman, P. (2005) Non-verbal Social Robot-Human Interaction. Master's Thesis / Essay, Artificial Intelligence.

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This thesis discusses the concretization and implementation of a simulation of an autonomous, mobile tour guide robot. The robot has a non-anthroxmorphic shape, and is equipped with an omni-directional camera on top of it. The robot gives its tour by sequentially visiting a list of target positions which it receives beforehand. All interactions with the public that are involved in the tour will take place by movement of the robot's body and its occupation of the space. The communication with the people will be of an implicit, yet expressive actionbased type. Without having a human form, it must display certain 'gestures' that are general and at the same time convincing enough to be understood by the human observer. This form of non-verbal dialogue can make use of so-called social norms and conventions. An example of this kind is proxemics, the social use of space. Knowing how to stand in line, walking through a crowded hallway etc, are examples of this. The behaviours are implemented on BRIAN, a multi-layered behaviour architecture that makes use of fuzzy logic in its reasoning process.

Item Type: Thesis (Master's Thesis / Essay)
Degree programme: Artificial Intelligence
Thesis type: Master's Thesis / Essay
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:30
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:30

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