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Dyadic gaze patterns during child-robot collaborative gameplay in a tutoring interaction

Mwangi, E.; Barakova, E.; Diaz, M.; Catala, A.; Rauterberg, M.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
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RO-MAN 2018 - 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
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This study examines patterns of coordinated gaze between a child and a robot (NAO) during a card matching game, ‘Memory’. Dyadic gaze behavior like mutual gaze, gaze following and joint attention are indications both of child’s engagement with the robot and of the quality of child-robot interaction. Eighteen children interacted with a robot tutor in two settings. In the first setting, the robot tutor gave clues to assist children in finding the matching cards, and in the other setting, the...
Child-robot interaction, Dyadic interaction, Gaze following, Joint attention, Mutual gaze, Observational analyses., Social cognition, Theory of mind
Group of research
CETpD - Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living
ISSET - Integrated Smart Sensors and Health Technologies