Affective interaction between humans and robots

Aug. 30, 2001


Cynthia Breazeal


This paper explores the role of emotive responses in commu- nicative behavior between robots and humans. Done properly, a ective communciation should be natural and intuitive for people to understand. This implies that the robot's emotive behavior should be life-like. The ability to establish and maintain a rich a ective dynamic with people has placed important constraints on our robotic implementation. We present our framework, discuss how these constraints have been addressed, and demonstrate the robot's ability to engage naive human sub jects in a compelling and expressive manner.

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