Demonstration of a Robo- Barista for In the Wild Interactions

Mei Yii Lim, Jose David Aguas Lopes, David A. Robb, Bruce W. Wilson, Meriam Moujahid, Helen Hastie

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Abstract / Description of output

We present a demonstration of a Robo-Barista: a social robot that takes hot beverage orders through verbal interaction and completes them via a Bluetooth enabled coffee machine. The demonstration is highly robust and it is the intention that this could be installed as a permanent feature, enabling 'In the Wild' experimentation and long term studies. In the demonstration video, we show a user interacting with a Furhat robot to order a coffee. The robot has a novel architecture that allows it to exhibit both verbal and non-verbal cues, such as shared attention and chitchat. Furthermore, it is enabled with a unique tiredness detector based on visual facial features.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
Place of PublicationUnited States
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781665407311
ISBN (Print)9781665407328
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2022
Event17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2022 - Online
Duration: 7 Mar 202210 Mar 2022


Conference17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2022
Abbreviated titleHRI'22
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Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Human-robot interaction
  • in the wild experiment
  • robot barista
  • tiredness detector
  • trust


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