Socially-Sensitive Technologies for HRI: Challenges and Perspectives

Elisabeth André


Starting the recent years, a significant amount of effort has been dedicated to explore the potential of social signal processing in human interaction with embodied conversational agents and social robots. While there is a proliferation of studies that investigate specific aspects of embodied social interaction under laboratory conditions, less attention has been paid to the design and realization of naturalistic social settings in which artificial agents autonomously interact with human users. To bring social agents to the people’s daily environment, user-agent communication should be properly situated in the context of the application at hand rather than isolated as a laboratory experiment. The objective of the paper is to identify relevant knowledge and reasoning capabilities to enhance the social sensitivity of artificial agents.


 DOI: 10.21437/AI-MHRI.2018-1

Cite as: André, E. (2018) Socially-Sensitive Technologies for HRI: Challenges and Perspectives. Proc. FAIM/ISCA Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Multimodal Human Robot Interaction, 1-3, DOI: 10.21437/AI-MHRI.2018-1.


@inproceedings{André2018,
  author={Elisabeth André},
  title={Socially-Sensitive Technologies for HRI: Challenges and Perspectives},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. FAIM/ISCA Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Multimodal Human Robot Interaction},
  pages={1--3},
  doi={10.21437/AI-MHRI.2018-1},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/AI-MHRI.2018-1}
}