Live human-robot interactive public demonstrations with automatic emotion and personality prediction.

TitleLive human-robot interactive public demonstrations with automatic emotion and personality prediction.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsGunes, H, Celiktutan, O, Sariyanidi, E
JournalPhilos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci
Volume374
Issue1771
Pagination20180026
Date Published2019 Apr 29
ISSN1471-2970
Abstract

Communication with humans is a multi-faceted phenomenon where the emotions, personality and non-verbal behaviours, as well as the verbal behaviours, play a significant role, and human-robot interaction (HRI) technologies should respect this complexity to achieve efficient and seamless communication. In this paper, we describe the design and execution of five public demonstrations made with two HRI systems that aimed at automatically sensing and analysing human participants' non-verbal behaviour and predicting their facial action units, facial expressions and personality in real time while they interacted with a small humanoid robot. We describe an overview of the challenges faced together with the lessons learned from those demonstrations in order to better inform the science and engineering fields to design and build better robots with more purposeful interaction capabilities. This article is part of the theme issue 'From social brains to social robots: applying neurocognitive insights to human-robot interaction'.

DOI10.1098/rstb.2018.0026
Alternate JournalPhilos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci.
PubMed ID30853000
PubMed Central IDPMC6452249
Grant List / / Wellcome Trust / United Kingdom