You Can Leave Your Head On: Attention Management and Turn-Taking in Multi-party Interaction with a Virtual Human/Robot Duo

Jeroen Linssen, Meike Berkhoff, Max Bode, Eduard Rens, Mariet Theune, Daan Wiltenburg

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    Abstract

    In two small studies, we investigated how a virtual human/ robot duo can complement each other in joint interaction with one or more users. The robot takes care of turn management while the virtual human draws attention to the robot. Our results show that having the virtual human address the robot, highlights the latter’s role in the interaction. Having the robot nonverbally indicate the intended addressee of a question asked by the virtual human proved successful in all cases when the robot was first addressed by the virtual human.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Virtual Agents
    Subtitle of host publication17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, August 27-30, 2017, Proceedings
    EditorsJonas Beskow, Christopher Peters, Ginevra Castellano, Carol O'Sullivan, Iolanda Leite, Stefan Kopp
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages251-254
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-67401-8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-67400-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017
    Event17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2017 - KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
    Duration: 27 Aug 201730 Aug 2017
    Conference number: 17
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    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume10498

    Conference

    Conference17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2017
    Abbreviated titleIVA
    CountrySweden
    CityStockholm
    Period27/08/1730/08/17
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    Keywords

    • robot
    • attention management
    • turn taking
    • Multi-party interaction
    • gaze in conversation

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    Linssen, J., Berkhoff, M., Bode, M., Rens, E., Theune, M., & Wiltenburg, D. (2017). You Can Leave Your Head On: Attention Management and Turn-Taking in Multi-party Interaction with a Virtual Human/Robot Duo. In J. Beskow, C. Peters, G. Castellano, C. O'Sullivan, I. Leite, & S. Kopp (Eds.), Intelligent Virtual Agents: 17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, August 27-30, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 251-254). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10498). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67401-8_33