Development of a Human-like Head Robot for Emotional Communication with Human (2nd Report, Development of Auditory, Tactile and Olfactory Sensations)

Hiroyasu Miwa, Hideaki Takanobu, Atsuo Takanishi

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The authors developed the auditory, tactile and olfactory sensation for a human-like head robot WE-3 RV (Waseda Eye No. 3 Refined V). We used 2-layerd FSRs (Force Sensing Resistors) for tactile sensation, and WE-3 RV can recognize the difference in touching behaviors such as push, hit and stroke. For olfactory sensation, we used four semiconductor gas sensors. WE-3 RV could quickly recognize the smells of alcohol, ammonia and cigarette smoke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1872-1878
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul 1



  • Humanoid Robotics
  • Olfactory
  • Sensation
  • Tactile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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