Applied Informatics Group

Receptionist Scenario

In this scenario, a robot interacts with a human by communicative gestures in order to give directions on a map [1].

The iCub robot in the receptionist scenario. The humanoid robot iCub is faced by a human interaction partner with a map on a desk between them. A guest asks the robot what and where certain objects or areas in their common vicinity are. The robot is equipped with a spoken dialog system and deictic gestures skills so that objects or areas can be referenced in a multimodal interaction. For deictic references the visitor points at regions on the map which constitutes the interaction space between the guest and the robot. In turn, iCub uses the same kind of modalities (speech and deictic gestures) in order  to refer to the real world location corresponding to the map location.

Associated Projects

SFB 673 Project C1 "Interaction Space"

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Contact Person

Patrick Holthaus

Related Publications

Recent Best Paper/Poster Awards

Goal Babbling of Acoustic-Articulatory Models with Adaptive Exploration Noise
Philippsen A, Reinhart F, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob) 


Are you talking to me? Improving the robustness of dialogue systems in a multi party HRI scenario by incorporating gaze direction and lip movement of attendees
Richter V, Carlmeyer B, Lier F, Meyer zu Borgsen S, Kummert F, Wachsmuth S, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human-agent Interaction (HAI) 


"Look at Me!": Self-Interruptions as Attention Booster?
Carlmeyer B, Schlangen D, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human Agent Interaction (HAI)


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