The icat as a natural interaction partner: Playing go fish with a Robot

Koen Hindriks*, Mark A. Neerincx, Mirek Vink

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Abstract

To be able to develop robots that naturally interact with humans it is important to gain a better understanding of the factors that shape this interaction. Although many aspects have already been studied in depth, few studies have been performed on the effect that socio-cognitive abilities may have on this interaction. We have developed a robot that shows intentional or proactive behavior and that can be used to conduct research on interaction that is shaped by cognitive abilities. We have used the iCat robot platform to perform experiments with children to test various hypotheses on perceived effects of socio-cognitive abilities. Two different versions were developed: a socio-cognitive iCat robot that behaves socially and takes the mood of the child into account, and an ego-reactive iCat robot that does not do so. These two robots were evaluated and compared with each other in a scenario where the robot plays the card game Go Fish with a child. Results indicate that children are more positive about the interaction with the socio-cognitive iCat than with the ego-reactive iCat.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Agent Technology - AAMAS 2011 Workshops, AMPLE, AOSE, ARMS, DOCM3AS, ITMAS, Revised Selected Papers
Pages212-231
Number of pages20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, AAMAS 2011 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2 May 20116 May 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7068 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, AAMAS 2011
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period2/05/116/05/11

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Hindriks, K., Neerincx, M. A., & Vink, M. (2012). The icat as a natural interaction partner: Playing go fish with a Robot. In Advanced Agent Technology - AAMAS 2011 Workshops, AMPLE, AOSE, ARMS, DOCM3AS, ITMAS, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 212-231). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7068 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27216-5_14