Evaluation of the KOBIAN and HABIAN emotion expression humanoid robots with European elderly people

Massimiliano Zecca, Giovanna Macrì, Yu Mizoguchi, Vito Monaco, Nobutsuna Endo, Kazuko Itoh, Paolo Dario, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

Our world is getting older and older (OECD 2009), and therefore there is considerable expectation for more widespread home, medical, and nursing care services to assist not self-sufficient elderly people, both from the physical and psychological points of view. In this context, robots are expected to perform human tasks such as operating equipment designed for humans in dangerous environments, providing personal assistance, social care, cognitive therapy, entertainment, and education (Kozima, Nakagawa et al. 2007). These robots should be capable of a smooth and natural adaptation and interaction with their human partners as well as with the environment. They should also be able to communicate naturally with humans, especially in home and personal assistance applications for elderly and/or handicapped persons. Moreover, these devices should be safe and, more in general, should never have a negative effect on their human partners, neither physical nor emotional.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages449-456
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
Volume524
ISSN (Print)0254-1971
ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706

Keywords

  • Biped robot
  • Emotion recognition
  • Human partner
  • Humanoid robot
  • Personal robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Zecca, M., Macrì, G., Mizoguchi, Y., Monaco, V., Endo, N., Itoh, K., Dario, P., & Takanishi, A. (2010). Evaluation of the KOBIAN and HABIAN emotion expression humanoid robots with European elderly people. In CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures (pp. 449-456). (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures; Vol. 524). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-0277-0_53