Group emotion recognition strategies for entertainment robots

Sarah Cosentino, Estelle I.S. Randria, Jia Yeu Lin, Thomas Pellegrini, Salvatore Sessa, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

In this paper, a system to determine the emotion of a group of people via facial expression analysis is proposed for the Waseda Entertainment Robots. General models and standard methods for emotion definition and recognition are briefly described, as well as strategies for computing the group global emotion, knowing the individual emotions of group members. This work is based on Ekman's extended 'Big Six' emotional model, popular in Computer Science and Affective Computing. Emotion recognition via facial expression analysis is performed with a cloud-computing based solution, using Microsoft Azure Cognitive services. First, the performances of both the Face API to detect faces, and Emotion API, to compute emotion via face expression analysis, are tested. After that, a solution to compute the emotion of a group of people has been implemented and its performances compared to human perceptions. This work presents concepts and strategies which can be generalized for applications within the scope of assistive robotics and, more broadly, affective computing, wherever it will be necessary to determine the emotion of a group of people.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages813-818
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538680940
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 27
Event2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2018 Oct 12018 Oct 5

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period18/10/118/10/5

Keywords

  • assistive robotics
  • emotion recognition
  • entertainment robot
  • humanoid robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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