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Relative information content of gestural features of non-verbal communication related to object-transfer interactions

Koene, Ansgar R. and Honisch, Juliane J. and Endo, Satoshi and Wing, Alan M. (2013) Relative information content of gestural features of non-verbal communication related to object-transfer interactions. In: EU FP7 CogLaboration project, 19-21 June 2013, Tilburg, the Netherlands.

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In order to implement reliable, safe and smooth human-robot
object handover it will be necessary for service robots to
identify non-verbal communication gestures in real-time. This
study presents an analysis of the relative information content
in the gestural features that together constitute a
communication gesture. Based on this information theoretic
analysis we propose that the computational complexity of
gesture classification, for object handover, can be greatly
reduced by applying attention filters focused on static hand
shape and orientation.

Type of Work:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences

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Date:19 June 2013
Series/Collection Name:TiGeR conference online proceedings
Keywords:gestures; Information Gain; object handover; classification;.non-verbal communication
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
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Remote Supplementary Files:
- Excel table of gesture feature scores (direct download from site) Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike
- Videos of Participant gestures (access by request)
ID Code:1802

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