Yasuhiko Hato

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In daily conversation, we sometimes observe a deictic interaction scene that refers to a region in a space, such as saying "please put it <i>over there</i>" with pointing. How can such an interaction be possible with a robot? Is it enough to simulate people's behaviors, such as utterance and pointing? Instead, we highlight the importance of simulating human(More)
This paper proposes a robot communication strategy that enables a human’s context to be incorporated into a robot’s context. The strategy’s fundamental principle is that a robot will show awareness of a human’s context. In our pilot study, many participants did not actually start interacting with the robot, but tested its functionality. According to the(More)
The 2013 Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneers Workshop, which will be held in conjunction with the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, is the premiere venue for student research in the field. This highly selective workshop seeks to foster creativity, communication, and collaboration between the world's top student researchers(More)
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