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Implementing a gaze anticipation system for the iCub robot and designing feedback on the basis of parent-child interaction

TitleImplementing a gaze anticipation system for the iCub robot and designing feedback on the basis of parent-child interaction
Publication TypeDiploma Theses
AuthorsPartmann, T. C.
Year2011
Abstract

The aim of this thesis is to create anticipatory behavior for a robotic platform,that could be used as an interaction partner, in this case the iCub humanoid robot. The behavior of the robot should be based on the behavior of children in tutoring situations with their parents. This will create an appropriate feedback for the tutor and help to create a more natural interaction in a robot-human tutoring situation [VPL+ 10]. The aim could be devided into two logical steps: • Analysis of interactions between parents and their children in tutoring situations. • Creating a software that can detect path and goal-oriented object manipulation 1 and react accordingly. The Analysis of parent child interaction is important to find out, how a child reacts to path and goal-oriented object manipulations. This data should help to create a more lifelike reaction for the iCub robot. It might also reveal visual clues for the decision if an object manipulation is path or goal-oriented. These clues could be implemented in the software and might contribute to a better recognition of path and goal-oriented movements.

Supervised ByRohlfing, Katharina J., Lohan, Katrin S., and Sciutti, Alessandra
Academic DepartmentFaculty of Technology

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