Grounding a Sociable Robot’s Movements in Multimodal, Situational Engagements

TitleGrounding a Sociable Robot’s Movements in Multimodal, Situational Engagements
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsAlač, M, Movellan, J, Malmir, M, Nakano, Y, Satoh, K, Bekki, D
Book TitleNew Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISBN978-3-319-10060-9, 978-3-319-10061-6
KeywordsArtificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics), Computer Appl. in Administrative Data Processing, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Information Storage and Retrieval, Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet), Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages

To deal with the question of what a sociable robot is, we describe how an educational robot is encountered by children, teachers and designers in a preschool. We consider the importance of the robot’s body by focusing on how its movements are contingently embedded in interactional situations. We point out that the effects of agency that these movements generate are inseparable from their grounding in locally coordinated, multimodal actions and interactions.