Nicole Mirnig

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In the four days of the Robotville exhibition at the London Science Museum, UK, during which the back-projected head Furhat in a situated spoken dialogue system was seen by almost 8 000 visitors, we collected a database of 10 000 utterances spoken to Furhat in situated interaction. The data collection is an example of a particular kind of corpus collection(More)
— It is the aim of our research to explore how multimodal feedback can help a robot to carry out itinerary requests effectively and satisfactory for a human interaction partner. We conducted two studies to evaluate the feedback setup of the Interactive Urban Robot (IURO), which navigates through public space autonomously and finds its way by asking(More)
— A previously conducted study on human-human communication in the context of itinerary requests in public space resulted in " feedback " being the most powerful influencing factor regarding the successfulness of conversations between humans. In this paper, we report on a subsequently performed Wizard-of-Oz (WOz) experiment that applied the results from the(More)
To analyze the formula for success of human communication, we examined dialogs between human interactors who were asking for directions in public place and extracted those elements that are responsible for making a dialog succeed or fail. Then, we tried to rate the elements according to the grade of their influence. Based on this rating and on the Shannon(More)
In recent years there has been a tendency towards industrial robots which are cheaper in acquisition and need less expert programming and maintenance. Several approaches use a combination of humanoid and industrial robot elements. This new direction away from dull, dirty and dangerous to a functional "buddy" robot enables new HRI scenarios within the(More)