Initiating Interactions and Negotiating Approach: A Robotic Trash Can in the Field

Kerstin Fischer, Stephen Yang, Brian Mok, Rohan Maheshwari, David Sirkin, Wendy Ju

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Abstract

In this study, we address how people respond to a robotic trashcan initiating interactions and offering its service. We show that considerable coordination and negotiation work takes place both between human and robot and between humans who are involved in a joint activity when the robot approaches. While in this scenario attention getting was no problem, the interactions posed significant problems to people who did not want the robot's service. The unwillingness to interact with the robot was mostly communicated by withholding social signals, which means that human-robot interaction designers not only need to build in ways to respond to human social signals in a timely and appropriate manner, but also a representation of what kinds of signals could be expected in order to interpret the ostensive lack of such signals adequately.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTurn-Taking and Coordination in Human-Machine Interaction : Papers from the 2015 AAAI Spring Symposium
EditorsSean Andrist, Dan Bohus, Eric Horvitz, Bilge Mutlu, David Schlangen
Place of PublicationPalo Alto
PublisherAAAI Press
Publication date2015
Pages10-16
ISBN (Print)978-1-57735-711-7
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357117
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAAAI Symposium on Turn-taking and Coordination in Human-Machine Interaction - Stanford, United States
Duration: 23. Mar 201525. Mar 2015

Conference

ConferenceAAAI Symposium on Turn-taking and Coordination in Human-Machine Interaction
CountryUnited States
CityStanford
Period23/03/201525/03/2015
SeriesTechnical Report
NumberSS-15-07

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Fischer, K., Yang, S., Mok, B., Maheshwari, R., Sirkin, D., & Ju, W. (2015). Initiating Interactions and Negotiating Approach: A Robotic Trash Can in the Field. In S. Andrist, D. Bohus, E. Horvitz, B. Mutlu, & D. Schlangen (Eds.), Turn-Taking and Coordination in Human-Machine Interaction: Papers from the 2015 AAAI Spring Symposium (pp. 10-16). AAAI Press. Technical Report, No. SS-15-07