Children’s Turn-Taking Behavior Adaptation in Multi-Session Interactions with a Humanoid Robot

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Ilaria Baroni, Marco Nalin, Heriberto Cuayahuitl, Bernd Kiefer, Alberto Sanna

In: Guy Hoffman , Maya Cakmak , Crystal Chao (Hrsg.). Workshop on Timing in Human-Robot Interaction. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) befindet sich International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction March 3-6 Bielefeld Germany ACM/IEEE 2014.


We present results concerning the timing of children’s verbal turn-taking behavior in quiz-game interactions with a humanoid robot, spread over three sessions on different days, in one of two conditions: the robot either gave explicit signals of being familiar with the user from previous interactions, or it did not. We found that communication problems such as speech overlaps and child speech ignored by the robot are decreasing across the three sessions. Moreover, these problems are fewer and decrease faster when the robot explicitly signals familiarity with the user.


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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence