Towards Intuitive Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication for Incidental Robot-Human Encounters in Clinic Hallways

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Johannes Hackbarth, Caspar Jacob, Matthias Nadig, Bernd Kiefer, Tanja Schneeberger, Tim Schwartz, Hanns-Peter Horn, Karsten Bohlmann

In: Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten, David Sirkin, Anna Abrams, Laura Platte (editor). The Forgotten in HRI: Incidental encounters with Robots in Public Spaces. Workshop The Forgotten in HRI: Incidental encounters with Robots in Public Spaces (HRI-2020) located at Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) March 23-26 Cambridge United Kingdom Aachen University 2020.


Robots autonomously navigating in public spaces need to use ap- propriate nonverbal and verbal behaviours to signal their intentions during incidental encounters with bystanders and passersby. We introduce our initial system design concepts regarding social navi- gation, verbal communication and an avatar face and present our initial experimental observations for robots handling incidental encounters in the environment of a clinic.


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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz