Designing a flying humanoid robot (FHR): Effects of flight on interactive communication

Martin Cooney, Francesco Zanlungo, Shuichi Nishio, Hiroshi Ishiguro

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Abstract

This research constitutes an initial investigation into key issues which arise in designing a flying humanoid robot (FHR), with a focus on human-robot interaction (HRI). The humanoid form offers an interface for natural communication; flight offers excellent mobility. Combining both will yield companion robots capable of approaching, accompanying, and communicating naturally with humans in difficult environments. Problematic is how such a robot should best fly around humans, and what effect a robot's flight will have on a person in terms of non-verbal communicative cues. To answer these questions, we propose an extension to existing proxemics theory (z-proxemics) and predict how typical humanoid flight motions will be perceived (z-kinesics). Data obtained from participants watching animated sequences are analyzed to check our predictions. The paper also reports on the building of a flying humanoid robot, which we will use in interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE RO-MAN
Subtitle of host publicationThe 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Pages364-371
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2012 - Paris, France
Duration: Sep 9 2012Sep 13 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Conference

Conference2012 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2012
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period9/9/129/13/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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