Faculty Advisor

Michael Gennert

Faculty Advisor

Joseph Beck

Faculty Advisor

Charles Rich

Abstract

Based on analysis of human-human interactions, we have developed an initial model of engagement for human-robot interaction which includes the concept of connection events, consisting of: directed gaze, mutual facial gaze, conversational adjacency pairs, and backchannels. We implemented the model in the open source Robot Operating System and conducted a human-robot interaction experiment to evaluate it.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Computer Science

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2011-01-17

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

open source, robot operating system, ROS, humanoid, engagement, recognizing, computer science, hri, interaction, human-robot

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