Development of facial expressions generator for emotion expressive humanoid robot

Gabriele Trovato, Tatsuhiro Kishi, Nobutsuna Endo, Kenji Hashimoto, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

Human-robot communication is a very important aspect in the field of Humanoid Robotics. Non-verbal communication is one of the components that make interaction natural. However, despite the most recent efforts, robots still can show only limited expression capabilities. The purpose of this work is to create a facial expression generator that can be applied to the new 24 DoF head of the humanoid robot KOBIAN-R. In this paper, we present a system based on relevant studies of human communication and facial anatomy, adapted to the specific robotic face. It makes use of polynomial classifiers and is able to produce over 600 thousands of facial cues combinations, together with appropriate neck movement. Results showed that the recognition rate of expressions produced by this system is comparable to the rate of recognition of the most common facial expressions. We conclude that our system can successfully improve the communication capabilities of the robot KOBIAN-R, and that there is potential for using it to implement more complex interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 12th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids 2012
Pages303-308
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 12th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids 2012 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2012 Nov 292012 Dec 1

Publication series

NameIEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
ISSN (Print)2164-0572
ISSN (Electronic)2164-0580

Conference

Conference2012 12th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids 2012
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period12/11/2912/12/1

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Keywords

  • Emotion Recognition
  • Facial Expressions
  • Human-Robot Interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Trovato, G., Kishi, T., Endo, N., Hashimoto, K., & Takanishi, A. (2012). Development of facial expressions generator for emotion expressive humanoid robot. In 2012 12th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids 2012 (pp. 303-308). [6651536] (IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots). https://doi.org/10.1109/HUMANOIDS.2012.6651536