Gaze Behaviors in Human-Robot Handovers

Cornell University, USA and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
June 2019 - Ongoing

Collaborators: Alap Kshirsagar (Cornell), Melanie Lim (Cornell), Shemar Christian (Cornell), Guy Hoffman (Cornell), Tair Faibish (BGU), Yael Edan (BGU)

This project investigates gaze behaviors of a robot receiving an object from a human. Robot gaze is an important nonverbal behavior during human-robot handovers, yet prior work has only studied robots as givers. We analyze videos and human participant studies to make design recommendations for how to program a receiver robot’s social gaze.

Publications:
- T. Faibish*, A. Kshirsagar*, G. Hoffman and Y. Edan. "Human Preferences for Robot Eye Gaze in Human-to-Robot Handovers." International Journal of Social Robotics, 2022 (*co-first authors)
- A. Kshirsagar, M. Lim, S. Christian and G. Hoffman, "Robot Gaze Behaviors in Human-to-Robot Handovers", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 5(4):6552-6558, 2020 Link





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