Dynamic communication of humanoid robot with multiple people based on interaction distance

Tsuyoshi Tasaki*, Shohei Matsumoto, Hayato Ohba, Shunichi Yamamoto, Mitsuhiko Toda, Kazunori Komatani, Tetsuya Ogata, Hiroshi G. Okuno

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Research on human-robot interaction is getting an increasing amount of attention. Since most research has dealt with communication between one robot and one person, quite few researchers have studied communication between a robot and multiple people. This paper presents a method that enables robots to communicate with multiple people using the "selection priority of the interactive partner" based on the concept of Proxemics. In this method, a robot changes active sensory-motor modalities based on the interaction distance between itself and a person. Our method was implemented into a humanoid robot, SIG2. SIG2 has various sensory-motor modalities to interact with humans. A demonstration of SIG2 showed that our method selected an appropriate interaction partner during interaction with multiple people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-219
Number of pages11
JournalTransactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Distance based behavoir selection
  • Humanoid
  • Interaction
  • Proxemics
  • Subsumption architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence


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