A barebones communicative robot based on social contingency and Infomax Control
|Title||A barebones communicative robot based on social contingency and Infomax Control|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Tanaka, F, Movellan, J|
|Conference Name||The 17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2008. RO-MAN 2008|
|Keywords||Actuators, barebones communicative robot, Communication system control, Delay, Detectors, Human robot interaction, human-model updating capability, humanoid robots, Hydrogen, Infomax control, man-machine systems, Pediatrics, policy improvement, Robot control, Robot sensing systems, Scheduling, social contingency|
In this paper, we present a barebones robot which is capable of interacting with humans based on social contingency. It expands the previous work of a contingency detector into having both human-model updating (developmental capability) and policy improvement (learning capability) based on the framework of Infomax control. The proposed new controller interacts with humans in both active and responsive ways handling the turn-taking between them.