Emotional communication between humans and the autonomous robot W AMOEBA-2 (Waseda amoeba) which has the emotion model

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    In this paper, we discuss the communication between autonomous robots and humans through the development of a robot which has an emotion model. The model depicts the endocrine system of humans and has four kinds of hormone parameters to adjust various internal conditions such as motor output, cooling fan output and sensor gain. We surveyed 126 visitors at the '97 International Robot Exhibition held in Tokyo, Japan (Oct. 1997) to evaluate their psychological impressions of the robot. As a result, the human friendliness of the robot was confirmed and some factors of human-robot emotional communication were discovered.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)568-574
    Number of pages7
    JournalJSME International Journal, Series C: Mechanical Systems, Machine Elements and Manufacturing
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2000 Sep


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

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