Whole body emotion expressions for KOBIAN humanoid robot - Preliminary experiments with different emotional patterns

Massimiliano Zecca, Yu Mizoguchi, K. Endo, F. Iida, Y. Kawabata, Nobutsuna Endo, Kazuko Itoh, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    Personal robots and robot technology (RT)-based assistive devices are expected to play a major role in our elderly-dominated society, with an active participation to joint works and community life with humans, as partner and as friends for us. In particular, these robots are expected to be fundamental for helping and assisting elderly and disabled people during their activities of daily living (ADLs). To achieve this result, personal robots should be also capable of human-like emotion expressions. To this purpose we developed a new whole body emotion expressing bipedal humanoid robot, named KOBIAN, which is also capable to express human-like emotions. In this paper we presented three different evaluations of the emotional expressiveness of KOBIAN. In particular In particular, we presented the analysis of the roles of the face, the body, and their combination in emotional expressions. We also compared Emotional patterns created by a Photographer and a Cartoonist with the ones created by us. Overall, although the experimental results are not as good as we were expecting, we confirmed the robot can clearly express its emotions, and that very high recognition ratios are possible.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
    Pages381-386
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009 - Toyama
    Duration: 2009 Sep 272009 Oct 2

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    Other18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009
    CityToyama
    Period09/9/2709/10/2

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    • Software
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Zecca, M., Mizoguchi, Y., Endo, K., Iida, F., Kawabata, Y., Endo, N., ... Takanishi, A. (2009). Whole body emotion expressions for KOBIAN humanoid robot - Preliminary experiments with different emotional patterns. In Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (pp. 381-386). [5326184] https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2009.5326184

    Whole body emotion expressions for KOBIAN humanoid robot - Preliminary experiments with different emotional patterns. / Zecca, Massimiliano; Mizoguchi, Yu; Endo, K.; Iida, F.; Kawabata, Y.; Endo, Nobutsuna; Itoh, Kazuko; Takanishi, Atsuo.

    Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 2009. p. 381-386 5326184.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Zecca, M, Mizoguchi, Y, Endo, K, Iida, F, Kawabata, Y, Endo, N, Itoh, K & Takanishi, A 2009, Whole body emotion expressions for KOBIAN humanoid robot - Preliminary experiments with different emotional patterns. in Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication., 5326184, pp. 381-386, 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009, Toyama, 09/9/27. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2009.5326184
    Zecca M, Mizoguchi Y, Endo K, Iida F, Kawabata Y, Endo N et al. Whole body emotion expressions for KOBIAN humanoid robot - Preliminary experiments with different emotional patterns. In Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 2009. p. 381-386. 5326184 https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2009.5326184
    Zecca, Massimiliano ; Mizoguchi, Yu ; Endo, K. ; Iida, F. ; Kawabata, Y. ; Endo, Nobutsuna ; Itoh, Kazuko ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / Whole body emotion expressions for KOBIAN humanoid robot - Preliminary experiments with different emotional patterns. Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 2009. pp. 381-386
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