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Attention Management and Turn-Taking in Multi-party Interaction with a Virtual Human/Robot Duo
  • Jeroen LinssenEmail author
  • Meike Berkhoff
  • Max Bode
  • Eduard Rens
  • Mariët TheuneEmail author
  • Daan Wiltenburg
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10498)


In two small studies, we investigated how a virtual human/ robot duo can complement each other in joint interaction with one or more users. The robot takes care of turn management while the virtual human draws attention to the robot. Our results show that having the virtual human address the robot, highlights the latter’s role in the interaction. Having the robot nonverbally indicate the intended addressee of a question asked by the virtual human proved successful in all cases when the robot was first addressed by the virtual human.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Human Media InteractionUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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