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Wrote slides to Introduction
author Yasutaka Higa <>
date Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:27:10 +0900
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 profile: Concurrency Reliance Lab
 lang: Japanese
-# Abstract
+# Abstract: Robots and cultures
 * Robots, especially humanoids, are expected to perform human-like actions and adapt to our ways of communication in order to facilitate their acceptance in human society.
 * Among humans, rules of communication change depending on background culture.
 * Greeting are a part of communication in which cultural differences are strong.
-# Abstract
+# Abstract: Summary of this paper
 * In this paper, we present the modelling of social factors that influence greeting choice,
 * and the resulting novel culture-dependent greeting gesture and words selection system.
 * An experiment with German participants was run using the humanoid robot ARMAR-IIIb.
-# Introduction
+# Introduction: Acceptance of humanoid robots
 * Acceptance of humanoid robots in human societies is a critical issue.
 * One of the main factors is the relations ship between the background culture of human partners and acceptance.
     * ecologies, social structures, philosophies, educational systems.
-# Introduction
+# Introduction: Culture adapted greetings
 * In the work Trovat et al. culture-dependent acceptance and discomfort relating to greeting gestures were found in a comparative study with Egyptian and Japanese participants.
 * As the importance of culture-specific customization of greeting was confirmed.
 * Acceptance of robots can be improved if they are able to adapt to different kinds of greeting rules.
-# Introduction
+# Introduction: Methods of implementation adaptive behaviour
 * Adaptive behaviour in robotics can be achieved through various methods:
     * reinforcement learning
     * neural networks
     * generic algorithms
     * function regression
-# Greeting selection
+# Introduction: Greeting interaction with robots
+* Robots are expected to interact and communicate with humans of different cultural background in a natural way.
+* It is there therefore important to study greeting interaction between robots and humans.
+    * ARMAR-III: greeted the Chancellor of Germany with a handshake
+    * ASIMO: is capable of performing a wider range of greetings
+    * (a handshake, waving both hands, and bowing)
+# Introduction: Objectives of this paper
+* The robot should be trained with sociology data related to one country, and evolve its behaviour by engaging with people of another country in a small number of interactions.
+* For the implementation of the gestures and the interaction experiment, we used the humanoid robot ARMAR-IIIb.
+* As the experiment is carried out in Germany, the interactions are with German participants, while preliminary training is done with Japanese data, which is culturally extremely different.
+# Introduction: ARMAR-IIIb
+* TODO: picture of ARMAR-IIIb <!-- ![ARMAR-IIIb][armar](figures/ARMAR-IIIb.png) -->
+# Introduction: Target scenario
+* The idea behind this study is a typical scenario in which a foreigner visiting a country for the first time greets local people in an inappropriate way as long as he is unaware of the rules that define the greeting choice.
+    * (e.g., a Westerner in Japan)
+* For example, he might want to shake hands or hug, and will receive a bow instead.
+# Introduction: Objectives of this work
+* This work is an application of a study of sociology into robotics.
+* Our contribution is to synthesize the complex and sparse data related to greeting types into a model;
+* create a selection and adaptation system;
+* and implement the greetings in a way that can potentially be applied to any robot.
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