Challenges for Robots Acting on a Stage

Bono, Mayumi; Maiolino, Perla; Lefebvre, Augustin; Mastrogiovanni, Fulvio and Ishiguro, Hiroshi. 2017. Challenges for Robots Acting on a Stage. In: Ryohei Nakatsu; Matthias Rauterberg and Paolo Ciancarini, eds. Handbook of Digital Games and Entertainment Technologies. Springer Science, pp. 935-977. ISBN 978-981-4560-51-1 [Book Section]

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In this chapter, we describe issues and challenges in deploying robot on stage, specifically in the context of theatrical plays. We are interested in understanding how an audience may perceive the robots. To this aim, we first survey available literature about cognitive human–robot interaction, with an emphasis on direct perception of robots and the observation of other humans interacting with robots. Then we discuss state-of-the-art approaches to select and sequence robot behaviors for human–robot interaction. Finally, we report about long-term interaction experiences involving robots and human actors on stage.

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Human–robot interaction - Robot actors - Motor resonance - Robot behaviors - Robot theater project

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22 Mar 2016 11:18

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06 Mar 2018 17:39


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