Strategies for Instructional Robots

Strategies for Instructional Robots

We developed an autonomous robot system that gives people step-by-step instruction on physical tasks, such as assembling a set of pipes, different instructional and communication strategies. We explored two instructional strategies: grouping and summarizing. Grouping...
Authoring human-robot dialogue

Authoring human-robot dialogue

We have developed an authoring environment that enables designers and developers to explore and prototype dialogue-based interactions between a robot and its users. The environment uses a set of dialogue patterns that we developed based on observations of human...
Gaze Aversion in Robots

Gaze Aversion in Robots

We developed a model of gaze aversion, the intentional redirection of gaze away from the face of a conversational partner, for robots to signal cognitive effort, regulate a conversation’s intimacy level, and manage the conversational floor. The implementation of the...