Conversational robot

summary

This
is technology for a robot that can participate in a group conversation and not
only converse but also naturally fit into the atmosphere of the conversation
venue. This robot can take part inside a circle of multiple people conversing
not only as a direct listener with respect to the speaker but also as a third
listener with interest in the conversation, without any sense of strangeness. For
this purpose the inventors have created natural movements for the robot in
which its line of sight is directed towards the speaker while its body is
oriented toward the conversational circle. Applications for supporting the
lives of elderly people, etc. can be expected.

collaborative inventors

藤江  真也 , 松山  洋一

posted: 2014/04/03