Facial Expression Design for the Saxophone Player Robot WAS-4

Kei Matsuki, Keisuke Yoshida, Salvatore Sessa, Sarah Cosentino, Keiko Kamiyama, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

The implementation of strategies for intuitive and natural communication between robots and humans, depending on the specific situation, is becoming more and more important. Intuitive and human-like communication patterns for human-robot cooperation will ease communication cognitive load and allow the user to better focus on the task at hand. This work presents a basic facial expression system for a humanoid robot saxophonist, allowing the robot to change its expression during a musical performance to both send specific cues for synchronization to a partner human player, and also add emotional emphasis to the performance, as human players naturally do.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages259-266
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
Volume569
ISSN (Print)0254-1971
ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706

Keywords

  • Facial Expression
  • Human Player
  • Humanoid Robot
  • Musical Performance
  • Speed Specification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Matsuki, K., Yoshida, K., Sessa, S., Cosentino, S., Kamiyama, K., & Takanishi, A. (2016). Facial Expression Design for the Saxophone Player Robot WAS-4. In CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures (pp. 259-266). (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures; Vol. 569). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33714-2_29