Affect bursts to constrain the meaning of the facial expressions of the humanoid robot Zeno

Bob Rinse Schadenberg, Dirk K.J. Heylen, Vanessa Evers

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    Abstract

    When a robot is used in an intervention for autistic children to learn emotional skills, it is particularly important that the robot's facial expressions of emotion are well recognised. However, recognising what emotion a robot is expressing, based solely on the robot's facial expressions, can be difficult. To improve the recognition rates, we added affect bursts to a set of caricatured and more humanlike facial expressions, using Robokind's R25 Zeno robot. Twenty-eight typically developing children participated in this study. We found no significant difference between the two sets of facial expressions. However, the addition of affect bursts significantly improved the recognition rates of the emotions by helping constrain the meaning of facial expression.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationJoint Proceedings of the Workshop on Social Interaction and Multimodal Expression for Socially Intelligent Robots and the Workshop on the Barriers of Social Robotics take-up by Society
    EditorsChristiana Tsiourti, Sten Hanke, Luis Santos
    PublisherCEUR
    Pages30-39
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventWorkshop on Social Interaction and Multimodal Expression for Socially Intelligent Robots 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 28 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

    Conference

    ConferenceWorkshop on Social Interaction and Multimodal Expression for Socially Intelligent Robots 2017
    CountryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period28/08/171/09/17

    Keywords

    • Affect bursts
    • Social robots
    • Facial expressions
    • Emotion recognition

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    Schadenberg, B. R., Heylen, D. K. J., & Evers, V. (2018). Affect bursts to constrain the meaning of the facial expressions of the humanoid robot Zeno. In C. Tsiourti, S. Hanke, & L. Santos (Eds.), Joint Proceedings of the Workshop on Social Interaction and Multimodal Expression for Socially Intelligent Robots and the Workshop on the Barriers of Social Robotics take-up by Society (pp. 30-39). CEUR.