Hoffman, G. (2011). On stage: robots as performers

Hoffman, G. (2011). On stage: robots as performers. RSS 2011 Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction: …. Notes: p.2: relatively constrained, — Highlighted Feb 5, 2017 p.2: humans are sensitive not only to the content, symbols, and categories of interaction tokens, but also to their timing. In human-human joint activities, subjects care about when verbal and non-verbal events occur — Highlighted Feb 5, 2017 p.2: we have shown that not only discrete post-action delays, but also anticipatory action relative to human activity at sub-action resolution causes subjects to evaluate virtual characters and robots as more fluent, morecommitted, and more contributing to the team, when compared to robots that were purely reactive, and thus trailing the subjects’ behavior — Highlighted Feb 5, 2017...

February 4, 2017 · 3 min

Nishiguchi, S. et al. (2017). Theatrical approach: Designing human-like behaviour in humanoid robots

Nishiguchi, S., Ogawa, K., Yoshikawa, Y., Chikaraishi, T., Hirata, O., & Ishiguro, H. (2017). Theatrical approach: Designing human-like behaviour in humanoid robots. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 89, 158–166. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2016.11.017 Notes: p.158: contemporary colloquial theatre theory (CCTT), which is a method for staging and instructing human actors. Instructions based on CCTT are characteristically and highly focused on reproducing examples of daily human interaction. — Highlighted Feb 4, 2017 p.158: Such precise instructions are expected to be compatible and directly applicable to humanoid robots, and instructing robots in this way has actually been attempted in the robot theatre project....

February 4, 2017 · 6 min

Knight, H. (2011). Eight Lessons Learned about Non-verbal Interactions through Robot Theater

Knight, H. (2011). Eight Lessons Learned about Non-verbal Interactions through Robot Theater. In Social Robotics (Vol. 7072, pp. 42–51). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25504-5_5 Notes: p.42: we have identified eight lessons from Robot Theater that inform the design of social robots today. As an interdisciplinary field, we include examples spanning robotics researchers, acting theorists, cognitive neuroscientists, behavioral psychologists and dramaturgy literature. Lessons learned include (1) the importance of intentionality in action; (2)(3)(4) the relationship between embodiment, gesture, and emotional expression; (5) the bipolar sociability categorization between machine and agent; (6) the power of interaction partners to shape robot attributions; (7) the role of audience acknowledgement and feedback; (8) the power of humor to enhance interaction — Highlighted Feb 5, 2017...

February 4, 2017 · 5 min

Zeglin et al. (2014). HERB’s Sure Thing: A rapid drama system for rehearsing and performing live robot theater

Zeglin, G., Walsman, A., Herlant, L., Zheng, Z., Guo, Y., Koval, M. C., et al. (2014). HERB’s Sure Thing: A rapid drama system for rehearsing and performing live robot theater (pp. 129–136). Presented at the 2014 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO), IEEE. http://doi.org/10.1109/ARSO.2014.7020993 Notes: Video of the play at p.129: Theatrical drama involving robot and human actors provides an opportunity to explore techniques for seamless physical and verbal collaboration....

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