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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Abstract

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 publicationProceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Social Robotics
PublisherSpringer
StateAccepted/In press - 31 Aug 2017
Event9th International Conference on Social Robotics - Tsukuba, Japan

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NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

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Conference9th International Conference on Social Robotics
Abbreviated titleICSR 2017
CountryJapan
CityTsukuba
Period22/11/1724/11/17
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McKenna, P. E., Lim, M. Y., Ghosh, A., Aylett, R., Broz, F., & Rajendran, G. (2017). Do you think I approve of that? Designing facial expressions for a robot. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Social Robotics (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence). Springer.

McKenna, Peter Edward; Lim, Mei Yii; Ghosh, Ayan; Aylett, Ruth; Broz, Frank; Rajendran, Gnanathusharan / Do you think I approve of that? Designing facial expressions for a robot.

Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Social Robotics. Springer, 2017. (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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McKenna, PE, Lim, MY, Ghosh, A, Aylett, R, Broz, F & Rajendran, G 2017, Do you think I approve of that? Designing facial expressions for a robot. in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Social Robotics. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer, 9th International Conference on Social Robotics, Tsukuba, Japan, 22-24 November.

Do you think I approve of that? Designing facial expressions for a robot. / McKenna, Peter Edward; Lim, Mei Yii; Ghosh, Ayan; Aylett, Ruth; Broz, Frank; Rajendran, Gnanathusharan.

Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Social Robotics. Springer, 2017. (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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McKenna PE, Lim MY, Ghosh A, Aylett R, Broz F, Rajendran G. Do you think I approve of that? Designing facial expressions for a robot. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Social Robotics. Springer. 2017. (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence).