Katrin S. Lohan

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In this paper, we investigate the role of physical embodiment of a robot and its degrees of freedom in HRI. Both factors have been suggested to be relevant in definitions of embodiment, and so far we do not understand their effects on the way people interact with robots very well. Linguistic analyses of verbal interactions with robots differing with respect(More)
In developmental research, tutoring behavior has been identified as scaffolding infants’ learning processes. It has been defined in terms of child-directed speech (Motherese), childdirected motion (Motionese), and contingency. In the field of developmental robotics, research often assumes that in humanrobot interaction (HRI), robots are treated similar to(More)
In developmental research, tutoring behavior has been identified as scaffolding infants' learning processes. Infants seem sensitive to tutoring situations and they detect these by ostensive cues [4]. Some social signals such as eye-gaze, child-directed speech (Motherese), child-directed motion (Motionese), and contingency have been shown to serve as(More)
This article presents results from a multidisciplinary research project on the integration and transfer of language knowledge into robots as an empirical paradigm for the study of language development in both humans and humanoid robots. Within the framework of human linguistic and cognitive development, we focus on how three central types of learning(More)
In human robot interaction the question how to communicate is an important one. The answer to this question can be approached through several perspectives. One approach to study the best way how a robot should behave in an interaction with a human is by providing a consistent robotic behavior. From this we can gain insights into what parameters are(More)
In this paper, we present evidence from empirical studies of human-robot interaction with different kinds of robot feedback, which suggests that speakers take their communication partners into account on the basis of partner models, which are constantly and concomitantly updated on the basis of the partner’s feedback. Thus, the partner’s contributions are(More)