Development of expressive robotic head for bipedal humanoid robot

T. Kishi, Takuya Otani, N. Endo, P. Kryczka, K. Hashimoto, K. Nakata, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the development of a new expressive robotic head for the bipedal humanoid robot. Facial expressions of our old robotic head have low facial expression recognition rate and in order to improve it we asked amateur cartoonists to create computer graphics (CG) images. To realize such expressions found in the CGs, the new head was provided with 24-DoFs and facial color. We designed compact mechanisms that fit into the head, which dimensions are based on average adult Japanese female size. We conducted a survey with pictures and videos to evaluate the expression ability. Results showed that facial expression recognition rates for the 6 basic emotions are increased compared to the old KOBIAN's head.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    Pages4584-4589
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems, IROS 2012 - Vilamoura, Algarve
    Duration: 2012 Oct 72012 Oct 12

    Other

    Other25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems, IROS 2012
    CityVilamoura, Algarve
    Period12/10/712/10/12

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Software
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Computer Science Applications

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    Kishi, T., Otani, T., Endo, N., Kryczka, P., Hashimoto, K., Nakata, K., & Takanishi, A. (2012). Development of expressive robotic head for bipedal humanoid robot. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 4584-4589). [6386050] https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2012.6386050