In October 2017 I’ve been attending the 5th annual International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2017) where I presented work done in the course Science and Technology of Human-Robot Interaction, part of my master’s degree.
This included a short paper as well as a poster presentation. While I am not sure about the legality of publishing the full length paper here (we handed rights to ACM), what I can share is the abstract and the poster.
Abstract: This study explores the effect of continuous interaction with a multi-modal robot on alignment in user dialogue. A game application of ‘20 Questions’ was developed for a SoftBank Robotics NAO robot with supporting gestures and a study was carried out in which subjects played a number of games. The robot’s conﬁdence of speech comprehension was logged and used to analyse the similarity between application legal dialogue and user speech. It was found that subjects signiﬁcantly aligned their dialogue to the robot throughout continuous, multi-modal interaction.