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Interacting with Wheelchair Mounted Navigator Robot


Currently, robotic researchers focus on developing robot systems that are explicitly designed to operate cooperatively with people in public, and provide the resources for projections for humans in public places.Our socio-technological project, engineers developed a robotic wheelchair with attaching a robot in order to provide embodied projective signals to human and designed two settings for the robot’s behavior. One is the robot turns its face towards the human (Face-to-Face model), the other is robot turns its face and they turn around its body in order to index where to go (Body Torque model). The reasons of attaching a robot to a robotic wheelchair and designed two settings are, by analysis of sociologiosts, we reveal how embodied actions of the robot as a resource for projection and considered what kind of projection are possible and how such projections provide the coordination of co-operative actions between multiple people in the public places.


Yamazaki, Akiko; Yamazaki, Keiichi; Arano, Yusuke; Saito, Yosuke; Iiyama, Emi; Fukuda, Hisato; Kobayashi, Yoshinori; Kuno, Yoshinori (2019): Interacting with Wheelchair Mounted Navigator Robot. Mensch und Computer 2019 - Workshopband. DOI: 10.18420/muc2019-ws-651. Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.. MCI-WS13: Interacting with Robots and Virtual Agents? Robotic Systems in Situated Action and Social Encounters. Hamburg. 8.-11. September 2019