Model of Natural Deictic Interaction

Osamu Sugiyama, Takayuki Kanda, Michita Imai, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Norihiro Hagita

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When a robot operates in a public environment, we have observed a number of scenes in which deictic interaction is useful. When a robot provides route directions, it points at the direction of the destination. When it explains exhibits in a museum, the robot start explaining an exhibit by pointing at it. When a robot says “This one” while pointing, very quickly people comprehend which one the robot is referring to. As social robots are aimed to serve to ordinary people who do not have specialized computing and engineering knowledge, we consider that a deictic interaction enabled by human-like robots is one of the fundamental capability for social robots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Robot Interaction in Social Robotics
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781466506985
ISBN (Print)9781138071698
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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