Experiments of a Human-Robot Social Interactive System with Whole-Body Movements

  • Gan Ma
  • Qiang Huang
  • Zhangguo Yu
  • Xuechao Chen
  • Weimin Zhang
  • Junyao Gao
  • Xingguang Duan
  • Qing Shi
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 22)

Abstract

One crucial problem for a humanoid service robot is to be able to communicate with humans naturally. This study focuses on this issue and develops a social interactive system for a humanoid robot to interact with human beings. The interactive system features hearing, voice conversation, and facial and full body emotional expression capability. Experiments are conducted on the robot to interact with humans in a real human indoor environment, and the effectiveness of the system is evaluated.

Keywords

Human-robot interaction Whole-body movement Humanoid robot 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gan Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Qiang Huang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Zhangguo Yu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xuechao Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Weimin Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Junyao Gao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xingguang Duan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Qing Shi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.IRI, School of Mechatronical EngineeringBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Biomimetic Robots and Systems, Ministry of EducationBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Intelligent Control and Decision of Complex SystemBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina

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