Robotic Stand-up Comedy: State-of-the-Art

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    Humanoid and social robots have to perform in socially acceptable ways. They interact with humans and support humans in their needs and their activities. Stand-up comedy is an extreme form of human-human and human audience interaction. It can be mild, but often it goes beyond what is socially accepted in verbal and nonverbal behavior and expressed opinions. But it makes people laugh and we can ask whether this can be done by robots and what we can learn from it for other ways of robot-human or robot audience interaction. In this paper we confine ourselves to a survey of developments in robotic stand-up comedy. We hope that this survey helps to stimulate research in this area and identify topics of more general interest in robot-human interaction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDistributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions
    Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding Humans - 6th International Conference, DAPI 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings
    EditorsNorbert Streitz, Shin’ichi Konomi
    Place of PublicationCham
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-91125-0
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-91124-3
    Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2018
    Event6th International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions 2018 - Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, United States
    Duration: 15 Jul 201820 Jul 2018
    Conference number: 6

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


    Conference6th International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions 2018
    Abbreviated titleDAPI 2018
    CountryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas


    • Audience responses
    • Human-robot interaction
    • Humor
    • Nonverbal interaction
    • Social robots
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Verbal interaction


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