Title: Enhancing Human-Robot Interaction by a Robot Face with Facial Expressions and Synchronized Lip Movements
Authors: Seib, Victor
Giesen, Julian
Grüntjens, Dominik
Paulus, Dietrich
Citation: WSCG 2013: Communication Papers Proceedings: 21st International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision in co-operation with EUROGRAPHICS Association, p. 70-77.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Václav Skala - UNION Agency
Document type: conferenceObject
konferenční příspěvek
URI: http://wscg.zcu.cz/WSCG2013/!_2013-WSCG-Communications-proceedings.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/11025/10648
ISBN: 978-80-86943-75-6
Keywords: robotická tvář;mluvící hlava;animovaný dialogový systém;interakce člověk-robot
Keywords in different language: robot face;talking head;animated dialogue system;human robot interaction
Abstract: With service robots becoming increasingly elaborate for higher level tasks, human-robot interaction is moving into the focus of robotic research. In this paper we present an animated robot face as a convenient way of interacting with robots. Our robot face can show 7 different facial expression, thus providing a robot with the ability to express emotions. This capability is crucial for robots to be accepted as everyday companions in domestic environments. Aiming towards a more realistic interaction experience our robot face moves its lips synchronously to the synthesized speech. In a broad user study with 100 subjects we test the emotions conveyed by the robot face. The results indicate that our robot face enhances human robot interaction by providing the robot with the ability to express emotions. The presented robot face is highly customizable. It is available for ROS and can be used with any robot that integrates ROS in its architecture. Further information is available at http://ros.org/wiki/agas-ros-pkg.
Rights: © Václav Skala - UNION Agency
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