Development of whole-body emotional expression Humanoid Robot for ADL-Assistive RT Services

Nobutsuna Endo*, Atsuo Takanishi

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Personal robots and Robot Technology (RT)-based assistive devices are expected to play a substantial role in our society largely populated by the elderly; they will play an active role in joint works and community life with humans. In particular, these robots are expected to play an important role in the assistance of the elderly and disabled people during normal Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). To achieve this result, personal robots should better be capable of making emotional expressions like human. In this perspective we developed a whole body bipedal humanoid robot named KOBIAN that is capable of expressing humanlike emotions. In this paper we present the development and evaluations of KOBIAN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-977
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Robotics and Mechatronics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec


  • Emotional expression
  • Humanoid robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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