Proceedings of the Dialogue Robot Competition 2023

December 23, 2023; The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo, Japan

Conference information

The Dialogic Robot Competition 2023 (DRC2023) is a competition for humanoid robots (android robots that closely resemble humans) to compete in interactive capabilities. This is the third year of the competition. The top four teams from the preliminary competition held in November 2023 will compete in the final competition on Saturday, December 23.

The task for the interactive robots is to recommend a tourism plan for a specific region. The robots can employ multimodal behaviors, such as language and gestures, to engage the user in the sightseeing plan they recommend. In the preliminary round, the interactive robots were stationed in a travel agency office, where visitors conversed with them and rated their performance via a questionnaire. In the final round, dialogue researchers and tourism industry professionals interacted with the robots and evaluated their performance. This event allows visitors to gain insights into the types of dialogue services that future dialogue robots should offer.

The proceedings include papers on dialogue systems developed by the 12 teams participating in DRC2023.


List of papers (no paticular order)


DRC2023 is supported by the project named "the Communicative Intelligent Systems Towards a Human-Machine Symbiotic Society," one of the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas.

DRC2023 is also conducted with the cooperation of JTB Corp.