Conveying emotion intensity with bio-inspired expressive walking - Experiments with sadness and happiness

Matthieu Destephe, Massimiliano Zecca, Kenji Hashimoto, Atsuo Takanishi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Abstract

The understanding of emotions in humans is really important in the Human-Robot Interaction field. The affective state of a person can be expressed in several ways, one of them being through the way we walk and our gait can convey emotional clues in social context. Those clues can be used to improve the personal interactions with our peers or add meaning to any message we want to express. However, only a few studies in humanoid robotics were done on the effects of the emotions on the walking. In this paper, we propose to assess the emotional walking patterns created from motion capture data with a survey. Those patterns represent different emotions (sadness, happiness) with different intensities (middle, high and exaggerated). Those emotional walking patterns achieved a high recognition rate of the emotions and the subjects (N=13) could recognize whole body emotions without facial expression on our humanoid robot. Additionally, we found out that at first people might perform poorly at recognizing emotions and their intensities but can get better, even without correction or feedback on their performances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Subtitle of host publication"Living Together, Enjoying Together, and Working Together with Robots!", IEEE RO-MAN 2013
Pages161-166
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 11
Event22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication: "Living Together, Enjoying Together, and Working Together with Robots!", IEEE RO-MAN 2013 - Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2013 Aug 262013 Aug 29

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Conference

Conference22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication: "Living Together, Enjoying Together, and Working Together with Robots!", IEEE RO-MAN 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGyeongju
Period13/8/2613/8/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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