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Public digital displays are increasingly pervasive and an important enabling technology for many types of ubiquitous computing scenarios. Not only do they provide a simple and effective way of bringing digital information into our physical world, but their presence could also be a catalyst for situated interaction and the emergence of local user-generated(More)
When determining subject preferences for [2][5][6][7][9][14]. However, if collecting the data is not Human-Robot Interaction, an important issue is the easy, being able to integrate the different sources already interpretation of the subjects' responses during the trials, during data collection in such a way to facilitate the Employing a non-intrusive(More)
The work presented in this paper was carried out within the IROMEC project that develops a robotic toy for children. Play has an important role in child development with many potential contributions to therapy, education and enjoyment. The project investigates how robotic toys can become social mediators, encouraging children with disabilities to discover a(More)
— This paper presents an approach for human activity recognition focusing on gestures in a teaching scenario, together with the setup and results of user studies on human gestures exhibited in unconstrained human-robot interaction (HRI). The user studies analyze several aspects: the distribution of gestures, relations, and characteristics of these gestures,(More)
can be translated to HRI studies. Also, experimental Abstract-This paper describes our general framework for frameworks and methodologies need to be adapted from the investigation of how human gestures can be used to other fields and/or newly developed for human-robot facilitate the interaction and communication between humans interaction. and robots. More(More)
1 One of the most compelling visions of future robots is that of the robot butler. An entity dedicated to fulfilling your every need. This obviously has its benefits, but there could be a flipside to this vision. To fulfill the needs of its users, it must first be aware of them, and so it could potentially amass a huge amount of personal data regarding its(More)
In this paper, we explore some conceptual issues, relevant for the design of robotic systems aimed at interacting with humans in domestic environments. More specifically, we study the role of the robot's feedback (positive or negative acknowledgment of understanding) on a human teacher's demonstration of a routine home task (laying a table). Both the human(More)