Document Type thesis Author Name Ponsler, Brett URN etd-011711-092639 Title Recognizing Engagement Behaviors in Human-Robot Interaction Degree MS Department Computer Science Advisors Charles Rich, Advisor Joseph Beck, Reader Michael Gennert, Department Head Keywords open source robot operating system ROS humanoid engagement recognizing computer science hri interaction human-robot Date of Presentation/Defense 2010-12-16 Availability unrestricted
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.
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