14thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Lyon, France
August 25-29, 2013

User Feedback in Human-Robot Interaction: Prosody, Gaze and Timing

Gabriel Skantze, Catharine Oertel, Anna Hjalmarsson

KTH, Sweden

This paper investigates forms and functions of user feedback in a map task dialogue between a human and a robot, where the robot is the instruction-giver and the human is the instruction-follower. First, we investigate how user acknowledgements in task-oriented dialogue signal whether an activity is about to be initiated or has been completed. The parameters analysed include the usersf lexical and prosodic realisation as well as gaze direction and response timing. Second, we investigate the relation between these parameters and the perception of uncertainty.

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Bibliographic reference.  Skantze, Gabriel / Oertel, Catharine / Hjalmarsson, Anna (2013): "User feedback in human-robot interaction: prosody, gaze and timing", In INTERSPEECH-2013, 1901-1905.