Maintaining awareness of the focus of attention of a conversation: A robot-centric reinforcement learning approach

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We explore online reinforcement learning techniques to find good policies to control the orientation of a mobile robot during social group conversations. In this scenario, we assume that the correct behavior for the robot should convey attentiveness to the focus of attention of the conversation. Thus, the robot should turn towards the speaker. Our results… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/ROMAN.2016.7745088

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