(VISAPP23) Sentiment-based Engagement Strategies for intuitive Human-Robot Interaction

I present our recent work on sentiment-based engagement strategies for mobile robots at VISAPP2023 in Lissabon, Portugal.

New publication “Sentiment-based Engagement Strategies for intuitive Human-Robot Interaction” presented at the international VISAPP23 conference

On the 18th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications we talked about a new approach of intuitively approaching potential interaction partners. image


Emotion expressions serve as important communicative signals and are crucial cues in intuitive interactions between humans. Hence, it is essential to include these fundamentals in robotic behavior strategies when interacting with humans to promote mutual understanding and to reduce misjudgements. We tackle this challenge by detecting and using the emotional state and attention for a sentiment analysis of potential human interaction partners to select well-adjusted engagement strategies. This way, we pave the way for more intuitive human-robot interactions, as the robot’s action conforms to the person’s mood and expectation. We propose four different engagement strategies with implicit and explicit communication techniques that we implement on a mobile robot platform for initial experiments.


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Fulltext Link: https://www.scitepress.org/PublicationsDetail.aspx?ID=xLZK20pfprc=&t=1

Arxiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/2301.03867


author={Thorsten Hempel. and Laslo Dinges. and Ayoub Al{-}Hamadi.},
title={Sentiment-Based Engagement Strategies for Intuitive Human-Robot Interaction},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 18th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,},