'''Article:''' Behaviour delay and robot expressiveness in child-robot interactions: a user study on interaction kinesics by Ben Robins, Kerstin Dautenhahn, René te Boekhorst, and Chrystopher L. Nehaniv

'''Introduction to paper:'''

Normal developing children played either an imitation game or a drumming game with a robot. In some experiments the robot paused longer than usual between responses. For either case (pausing or not) in some experiments the robot showed facial expressions, or not. The most significant findings were that delayed response with no facial expressions affected the pauses between a child's imitating, and that delayed response with facial expressions affected the duration of a child's drumming.

'''Application to personal research:'''

The article mentioned how different cultures have different timings for gestures, etc. It would be good, if we're trying to teach behaviors to autistic children, to time animations (imitating the child, etc) so that they occur in a “natural” order according to the culture of the area. That shouldn't be too hard to do - just make a script, then modify it to be quicker or more drawn out depending on how it “feels” to the one making the script.


  • Would we ever want to delay robot actions to cause the child to delay his/her responses?

'''Additional notes from paper:'''

  • Kinesics is the study of “the role and timing of nonverbal behavior”
  • Where a robot lacks features & detail, the imagination makes up for it

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