Evaluation study on asymmetrical facial expressions generation for Humanoid Robot

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

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Abstract

Human-Robot Interaction is one of the biggest challenges in Humanoid Robotics. Interaction can be carried out through different channels, as humans can communicate through complex languages, including the use of non-verbal communication. Specifically, facial expressions are important for conveying emotions and communication intentions. Several humanoid robots can already perform a certain set of expressions, but their capabilities are somewhat limited and as a result, interaction is not natural. One aspect that could help robots being perceived as real is asymmetry. That is why in this paper we perform an evaluation study of symmetrical and asymmetrical facial expressions of the humanoid robot KOBIAN-R These expressions are made by a generator based on relevant studies of facial anatomy and non-verbal communication and on the work of illustrators and cartoonists. Survey results confirmed the effectiveness of the generator and the importance of asymmetry. We conclude that using this system, robot communication capabilities improve, making possible the development of more advanced interaction in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 1st International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems, ICIES 2012
Pages129-134
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 1st International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems, ICIES 2012 - Alexandria, Egypt
Duration: 2012 Dec 72012 Dec 9

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2012 1st International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems, ICIES 2012

Conference

Conference2012 1st International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems, ICIES 2012
CountryEgypt
CityAlexandria
Period12/12/712/12/9

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Keywords

  • Emotion Recognition
  • Facial Expressions
  • Human-Robot Interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Trovato, G., Kishi, T., Endo, N., Hashimoto, K., & Takanishi, A. (2012). Evaluation study on asymmetrical facial expressions generation for Humanoid Robot. In Proceedings of the 2012 1st International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems, ICIES 2012 (pp. 129-134). [6530858] (Proceedings of the 2012 1st International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems, ICIES 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIES.2012.6530858