Development of a comic mark based expressive robotic head adapted to Japanese cultural background

T. Kishi, H. Futaki, G. Trovato, N. Endo, M. Destephe, S. Cosentino, K. Hashimoto, A. Takanishi

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3 被引用数 (Scopus)

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This paper describes the development of a robotic head that has cartoon facial expression ability with comic marks. For communicating with humans, robots should have expressive facial expression ability for indicating their inner state. Our previous research suggests that robots can express its emotion clearly if it performs facial expressions that are adapted to the cultural background of the communication partner. As a first step, we focus on making expressions for Japanese people. Comic mark is a unique and famous way of emotion expression in Japanese culture. First, we defined facial expressions by combining cartoon-like shape of the facial parts with high emotion recognition rates. Then we asked cartoonists to draw comic marks which they think are effective for emotion expression and find the effective comic marks as 'Cross popping veins' for 'Anger', 'Tear mark' for 'Sadness' and 'Vertical lines' for 'Fear'. Finally we obtained a model expression which has sufficiently high emotion recognition rate from the combination of the facial expression and the comic marks. In order to achieve these expressions, we developed flexible full color LED display matrix module and mechanism that push and pull the sheet for expressing black lines. Results of experimental evaluation shows that the new robotic head has over 90% average emotion recognition rates for each of the six basic emotions. The results with non-Japanese subjects suggests that impression of emotion expression on robotic head changes depending on the cultural background. These findings encourage us in pursuing this concept of designing robots that display emotions that are adapted to cultural background of communication partner.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルIROS 2014 Conference Digest - IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ページ2608-2613
ページ数6
ISBN(電子版)9781479969340
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 10 31
イベント2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2014 - Chicago, United States
継続期間: 2014 9 142014 9 18

出版物シリーズ

名前IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN(印刷版)2153-0858
ISSN(電子版)2153-0866

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2014
国/地域United States
CityChicago
Period14/9/1414/9/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • ソフトウェア
  • コンピュータ ビジョンおよびパターン認識
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用

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