Robot Deictics: How Gesture and Context Shape Referential Communication

  title={Robot Deictics: How Gesture and Context Shape Referential Communication},
  author={Allison Saupp{\'e} and Bilge Mutlu},
  journal={2014 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)},
As robots collaborate with humans in increasingly diverse environments, they will need to effectively refer to objects of joint interest and adapt their references to various physical, environmental, and task conditions. Humans use a broad range of deictic gestures-gestures that direct attention to collocated objects, persons, or spaces-that include pointing, touching, and exhibiting to help their listeners understand their references. These gestures offer varying levels of support under… CONTINUE READING
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