TitleTowards a Believable Social Robot
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLazzeri, N, Mazzei, D, Zaraki, A, De Rossi, D
Book TitleBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems (Proc. Second International Conference, Living Machines 2013)
Series VolumeLecture Notes in Computer Science

Two perspectives define a human being in his social sphere: appearance and behaviour. The aesthetic aspect is the first significant element that impacts a communication while the behavioural aspect is a crucial factor in evaluating the ongoing interaction. In particular, we have more expectations when interacting with anthropomorphic robots and we tend to define them believable if they respect human social conventions. Therefore researchers are focused both on increasingly anthropomorphizing the embodiment of the robots and on giving the robots a realistic behaviour.This paper describes our research on making a humanoid robot socially interacting with human beings in a believable way.