Interactive evolution of human-robot communication in real world

Yuki Suga*, Yoshinori Ikuma, Daisuke Nagao, Shigeki Sugano, Tetsuya Ogata

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This paper describes how to implement interactive evolutionary computation (IEC) into a human-robot communication system. IEC is an evolutionary computation (EC) in which the fitness function is performed by human assessors. We used IEC to configure the human-robot communication system. We have already simulated IEC's application. In this paper, we implemented IEC into a real robot. Since this experiment leads considerable burdens on both the robot and experimental subjects, we propose the human-machine hybrid evaluation (HMHE) to increase the diversity within the genetic pool without increasing the number of interactions. We used a communication robot, WAMOEBA-3 (Waseda Artificial Mind On Emotion BAse), which is appropriate for this experiment. In the experiment, human assessors interacted with WAMOEBA- 3 in various ways. The fitness values increased gradually, and assessors felt the robot learnt the motions they desired. Therefore, it was confirmed that the IEC is most suitable as the communication learning system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780389123, 9780780389120
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

Name2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS


  • Communication robot
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Interactive evolutionary computation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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