Do you think I approve of that? Designing facial expressions for a robot

Peter Edward McKenna, Mei Yii Lim, Ayan Ghosh, Ruth Aylett, Frank Broz, Gnanathusharan Rajendran

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This paper discusses initial work in robot expressive be-
haviour towards a training system in social signal recognition for high-
functioning adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. It discusses a
principled design of four positive and four negative facial expressions for
the EMYS robot head and the design and conduct of a pilot study in the
wild that tested for neuro-typical user recognition of these expressions.
Results showed that recognition varied over the eight expressions, with
some expressions perceived as ambiguous and one positive expression as
negative. Expression type, ordering eects, age, and pre-study training
are identied as important issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationICSR 2017
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319700229
ISBN (Print)9783319700212
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2017
Event9th International Conference on Social Robotics - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 22 Nov 201724 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference9th International Conference on Social Robotics
Abbreviated titleICSR 2017
Internet address


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