Non-Speech Aural Communication for Robots

Frederick Heckel, William D. Smart

Synthesized or pre-recorded speech is often used for communication from robots to humans. In many situations, it may be unnecessary to use speech since much of the information which robots must communicate is often very simple and context-sensitive. In this paper we hypothesize that nonspeech aural communication may be more effective in many situations, and we present an experiment to test the effectiveness of non-verbal communication.

Subjects: 17. Robotics; 6.3 User Interfaces


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