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Engagement perception and generation for social robots and virtual agents
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Computational Science and Technology (CST).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7257-0761
2016 (English)In: Toward Robotic Socially Believable Behaving Systems - Volume I, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2016, 29-51 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)Text
Abstract [en]

Technology is the future, woven into every aspect of our lives, but how are we to interact with all this technology and what happens when problems arise? Artificial agents, such as virtual characters and social robots could offer a realistic solution to help facilitate interactions between humans and machines—if only these agents were better equipped and more informed to hold up their end of an interaction. People and machines can interact to do things together, but in order to get the most out of every interaction, the agent must to be able to make reasonable judgements regarding your intent and goals for the interaction.We explore the concept of engagement from the different perspectives of the human and the agent. More specifically, we study how the agent perceives the engagement state of the other interactant, and how it generates its own representation of engaging behaviour. In this chapter, we discuss the different stages and components of engagement that have been suggested in the literature from the applied perspective of a case study of engagement for social robotics, as well as in the context of another study that was focused on gaze-related engagement with virtual characters.

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Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2016. 29-51 p.
, Intelligent Systems Reference Library, ISSN 1868-4394 ; 105
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Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-187300DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31056-5_4ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84961644753ISBN: 978-3-319-31055-8OAI: diva2:932244

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Available from: 2016-06-01 Created: 2016-05-19 Last updated: 2016-06-01Bibliographically approved

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