What Communication Modalities Do Users Prefer in Real Time HRI?

This talk was given on 2nd March 2016 by Ori Novanda.

Robots are now increasingly being used in a number of application areas where people can interact with them more naturally and in some ways similar to how they would interact with living creatures. Often this interaction is multi-modal, using more than one modality to maintain and encourage interaction.

Developing such robotic systems poses many challenges as they require a substantial amount of computing power and robust integration algorithms. The performance of a multi-modal system also depends on each unimodal technology. Currently each modality has its own ongoing progress as an active research field.

This presentation presents results from an experiment where humans taught an autonomous KASPAR robot to mime a nursery rhyme via one of three interaction modalities.The experiment attempted to investigate the users’ preferred interaction modalities.

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