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Live Human-Robot Interactive Public Demonstrations with Automatic Emotion and Personality Prediction

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Hatice Gunes, Oya Celiktutan, Evangelos Sariyanidi

Original languageEnglish
Article number20180026
JournalPhil Trans Roy Soc
Issue number1771
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2019

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Communication with humans is a multi-faceted phenomenon where the emotions, personality and nonverbal 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’ nonverbal behaviour and predict- ing 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.

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