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Animal-Inspired Human-Robot Interaction: A Robotic Tail for Communicating State

We present a robotic tail interface for enabling a robot to communicate its state to people. Our interface design follows an animal-inspired methodology where we map the robot's state to its tail output, leveraging people's existing knowledge of and experiences with animals for human-robot interaction. In this paper we detail our robotic-tail design approach and our prototype implementations, and outline our future steps.

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Ashish Singh and James E. Young. 2012. Animal-Inspired Human-Robot Interaction: A Robotic Tail for Communicating State. In adjunct proceedings (late-breaking reports) of the seventh annual ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot Interaction - HRI’12 (2012), 237–238.

Bibtext Entry

@inproceedings{Singh:2012:AHI:2157689.2157773,
author = {Singh, Ashish and Young, James E.},
title = {Animal-inspired human-robot interaction: a robotic tail for communicating state},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the seventh annual ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot Interaction},
series = {HRI '12},
year = {2012},
isbn = {978-1-4503-1063-5},
location = {Boston, Massachusetts, USA},
pages = {237--238},
numpages = {2},
url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2157689.2157773},
doi = {10.1145/2157689.2157773},
acmid = {2157773},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
keywords = {animal-inspired interfaces, human-robot interaction}
}

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