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A Map Guidance System by Multiple Dialog Robots Cooperation

  • Ken Yonezawa
  • Yu Suzuki
  • Hirotada Ueda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8009)

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to release user’s feeling of unease and loneliness, which occur in people’s mind while heading for the destination, by appropriate encouragement by multiple robots. In our development, we combined the robot technology with “good old-fashioned guidance know-how” and employed five concepts: Manual less, Operation free, Device free, corporeality of robot and Advantage of network robot. A comparative experiment was conducted. It proved the effectiveness of robot giving ease and joy to user. At the same time, we have found that the user come to feel uneasy with increasing distance from the robot. Therefore, measures for improving this problem have been studied. Those are the quantification of psychic distance concerning unease and the introduction of mobile robot.

Keywords

multiple dialog robots guidance networks cooperation encouragement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken Yonezawa
    • 1
  • Yu Suzuki
    • 1
  • Hirotada Ueda
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Frontier InformaticsKyoto Sangyo UniversityKyoto-CityJapan

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