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 publicationRO-MAN 2009 - 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive
Pages381-386
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009 - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 2009 Sep 272009 Oct 2

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Conference

Conference18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period09/9/2709/10/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    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 RO-MAN 2009 - 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive (pp. 381-386). [5326184] (Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2009.5326184