Addressing joint action challenges in HRI: Insights from psychology and philosophy
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HRIJoint actionCommunicationMutual recognitionPhilosophyPsychology
Kathleen Belhassein... [et al.]. Addressing joint action challenges in HRI: Insights from psychology and philosophy, Acta Psychologica, Volume 222, 2022, 103476, ISSN 0001-6918, [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2021.103476]
SponsorshipFrench National Research Agency (ANR) ANR-16-CE33-0017 ANR-17-EURE-0017 FrontCog ANR-10-IDEX-0001-02 PSL; Juan de la Cierva-Incorporacion grant IJC2019-040199-I; Spanish Government PID2019-108870GB-I00 PID2019-109764RB-I00
The vast expansion of research in human-robot interactions (HRI) these last decades has been accompanied by the design of increasingly skilled robots for engaging in joint actions with humans. However, these advances have encountered significant challenges to ensure fluent interactions and sustain human motivation through the different steps of joint action. After exploring current literature on joint action in HRI, leading to a more precise definition of these challenges, the present article proposes some perspectives borrowed from psychology and philosophy showing the key role of communication in human interactions. From mutual recognition between individuals to the expression of commitment and social expectations, we argue that communicative cues can facilitate coordination, prediction, and motivation in the context of joint action. The description of several notions thus suggests that some communicative capacities can be implemented in the context of joint action for HRI, leading to an integrated perspective of robotic communication.