Analysis of Manipulating Other's Attention for Smooth Interaction Between Human and Robot


Understanding and predicting human’s behavior by a robot is necessary for smooth interaction with humans. Humans often achieve them by guidance of other’s behavior, especially controlling its attention. Magicians can effectively manipulate spectators’ attention. In this study, we hypothesized that the relationship between magician’s gaze and hands plays an important role for controlling spectators’ attention. To test the hypothesis, we carried out an experiment to measure gaze points of spectators who were watching magic videos and analyzed the result of the experiment. As a result, we obtained the result that when the magician’s gaze coincided with his hands that were manipulating objects, the degree of attention drawing was higher than otherwise.

Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, pp.340-345