Martin D. Cooney

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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(More)
To be accepted as a part of our everyday lives, companion robots will require the capability to communicate socially, recognizing people's behavior and responding appropriately. In particular, we hypothesized that a humanoid robot especially should be able to recognize affectionate touches conveying liking or dislike, because the humanoid form elicits(More)
Activity recognition, involving a capability to recognize people's behavior and its underlying significance, will play a crucial role in facilitating the integration of interactive robotic artifacts into everyday human environments. In particular, social intelligence in recognizing affectionate behavior will offer value by allowing companion robots to bond(More)
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