Two people walk into a bar: dynamic multi-party social interaction with a robot agent

Mary Ellen Foster, Andre Gaschler, Manuel Giuliani, Amy Isard, Maria Pateraki, Ronald P.A. Petrick

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Abstract

We introduce a humanoid robot bartender that is capable of dealing with multiple customers in a dynamic, multi-party social setting. The robot system incorporates state-of-the-art components for computer vision, linguistic processing, state management, high-level reasoning, and robot control. In a user evaluation, 31 participants interacted with the bartender in a range of social situations. Most customers successfully obtained a drink from the bartender in all scenarios, and the factors that had the greatest impact on subjective satisfaction were task success and dialogue efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th ACM international conference on Multimodal interaction
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM
Pages3-10
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1467-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • multi-party interaction, social robotics

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