A robotic head that displays japanese ‘‘manga’’ marks

Tatsuhiro Kishi, Hajime Futaki, Gabriele Trovato, Nobutsuna Endo, Matthieu Destephe, Sarah Cosentino, Kenji Hashimoto, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a robotic head with ability to display marks commonly used in ‘‘manga’’ (Japanese comics). To communicate with humans, robots should have an expressive facial expression ability for indicating its inner state. Our previous research suggests that, robots can express its emotion clearly if it perform facial expressions that can adapt with the cultural background of the communication partner. As a first step, we focus on making expressions for Japanese people. Manga mark is a unique and famous way of emotion expression in Japanese culture. In a previous preliminary experiment, we determined facial expressions for the robot KOBIAN-R with manga marks. Those expressions included four manga marks as ‘‘Cross popping veins’’ for ‘‘Anger’’, ‘‘Tear mark’’ for ‘‘Sadness’’, ‘‘Vertical lines’’ for ‘‘Fear’’ and ‘‘Wrinkle’’ for ‘‘Disgust’’. A new head that express these marks was developed. Flexible full color LED matrix display and mechanism for indicating black lines were implemented. Experimental evaluation shows that the new robotic head has over 90% average emotion recognition rates by 30 Japanese participants for each of the six emotions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators - Proceedings of ROMANSY 2014 XX CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators
EditorsVictor A. Glazunov, Marco Ceccarelli
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages245-253
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319070575
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event20th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators, ROMANSY 2014 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 2014 Jun 232014 Jun 26

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
Volume22
ISSN (Print)2211-0984
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0992

Other

Other20th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators, ROMANSY 2014
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period14/6/2314/6/26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Kishi, T., Futaki, H., Trovato, G., Endo, N., Destephe, M., Cosentino, S., Hashimoto, K., & Takanishi, A. (2014). A robotic head that displays japanese ‘‘manga’’ marks. In V. A. Glazunov, & M. Ceccarelli (Eds.), Advances on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators - Proceedings of ROMANSY 2014 XX CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators (pp. 245-253). (Mechanisms and Machine Science; Vol. 22). Kluwer Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07058-2_28