Design choices in the development of a robotic head: Human-likeness, Form and Colours

Scean Mitchell, Gabriele Trovato, Matthieu Destephe, Massimiliano Zecca, Kenji Hashimoto, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

The design of what a robot could look like is a matter of growing importance. Variations of style, size, shape and colour open endless design possibilities. It is important to create a look that poses no visual uncanny valley effects on the human user and that is appropriate to potentially serve in different job areas in human society. In this paper we want to share the methods applied in the design of a new head for the humanoid robot KOBIAN-R. Our creation process is similar to that of the product design process taking into account the psychology of shape, colour and functionality to name a few. Following the creative process we conducted some surveys to assess our new design. Feedback data from participants from a diverse age range and cultural backgrounds are a precious input towards the future development of this robotic head.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanisms and Machine Science
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages225-233
Number of pages9
Volume22
ISBN (Print)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

Other

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

Keywords

  • Humanoid robots
  • Prototyping
  • Robot design
  • Service robots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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