Social behaviours in dog-owner interactions can serve as a model for designing social robots

Tamás Faragó, A. Miklósi, Beáta Korcsok, Judit Száraz, M. Gácsi

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Abstract

It is essential for social robots to fit in the human society. In order to facilitate this process we propose to use the family dog's social behaviour shown towards humans as an inspiration. In this study we explored dogs' low level social monitoring in dog-human interactions and extracted individually consistent and context dependent behaviours in simple everyday social scenarios. We found that proximity seeking and tail wagging were most individually distinctive in dogs, while activity, orientation towards the owner, and exploration were dependent on the context and/or the activity of the owner. The functional analogues of these dog behaviours can be implemented in social robots of different embodiments in order to make them acceptable and more believable for humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-172
Number of pages30
JournalInteraction Studies
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Dog-owner interaction
  • Greeting behaviour
  • Individually distinctive behaviours
  • Low-level social monitoring
  • Social robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Social behaviours in dog-owner interactions can serve as a model for designing social robots. / Faragó, Tamás; Miklósi, A.; Korcsok, Beáta; Száraz, Judit; Gácsi, M.

In: Interaction Studies, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2014, p. 143-172.

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Faragó, Tamás ; Miklósi, A. ; Korcsok, Beáta ; Száraz, Judit ; Gácsi, M. / Social behaviours in dog-owner interactions can serve as a model for designing social robots. In: Interaction Studies. 2014 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 143-172.
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