Development of communicative functions for humanoid robots
In this talk, I will make an introduction about communicative functions
of human shaped robots developed in Waseda University. Our humanoid
robot ROBITA (Real-world Oriented BI-modal Talking Agent) is a
research platform which has combined function of speech recognition,
gesture recognition, gaze direction recognition and head movement
recognition. This talk focuses on the use of these functions in the
real-world real-body communication such as participation to multiparty
conversation, use of hand gestures in 3D-space or use of facial
expressions as a feedback. Some of the issues concerning recognition of
human behaviors in natural conversation is discussed also.
About the Speaker:
The speaker is a fellow of the Japan Society of Promotion of Science
who is visiting USC-ICT for the next 18 months.
The work described was performed at Waseda University, Japan: