Speech Driven Backchannel Generation using Deep Q-Network for Enhancing Engagement in Human-Robot Interaction

5 Aug 2019Nusrah HussainEngin ErzinT. Metin SezginYucel Yemez

We present a novel method for training a social robot to generate backchannels during human-robot interaction. We address the problem within an off-policy reinforcement learning framework, and show how a robot may learn to produce non-verbal backchannels like laughs, when trained to maximize the engagement and attention of the user... (read more)

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