eEVA as a Real-Time Multimodal Agent Human-Robot Interface

P. Peña, M. Polceanu, C. Lisetti, U. Visser

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We posit that human-robot interfaces that integrate multimodal communication features of a 3-dimensional graphical social virtual agent with a high degree of freedom robot are highly promising. We discuss the modular agent architecture of an interactive system that integrates two frameworks (our in-house virtual social agent and robot agent framework) that enables social multimodal human-robot interaction with the Toyota’s Human Support Robot (HSR). We demonstrate HSR greeting gestures using culturally diverse inspired motions, combined with our virtual social agent interface, and we provide the results of a pilot study designed to assess the effects of our multimodal virtual agent/robot system on users’ experience. We discuss future directions for social interaction with a virtual agent/robot system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRoboCup 2018
Subtitle of host publicationRobot World Cup XXII
EditorsDirk Holz, Katie Genter, Maarouf Saad, Oskar von Stryk
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030275433
StatePublished - 2019
Event22nd RoboCup International Competition and Symposium, RoboCup 2018 - Montréal, Canada
Duration: Jun 18 2018Jun 22 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11374 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference22nd RoboCup International Competition and Symposium, RoboCup 2018


  • Culturally-aware robotics
  • Culturally-aware virtual agents
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Intelligent virtual agents
  • Service and social robots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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