Evaluation of the Facial Expressions of a Humanoid Robot

  • Vasiliki VouloutsiEmail author
  • Klaudia Grechuta
  • Paul F. M. J. Verschure
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11556)


Facial expressions are salient social features that crucial in communication, and humans are capable of reading the messages faces convey and the emotions they display. Robots that interact with humans will need to employ similar communication channels for successful interactions. Here, we focus on the readability of the facial expressions of a humanoid robot. We conducted an online survey where participants evaluated emotional stimuli and assessed the robot’s expressions. Results suggest that the robot’s facial expressions are correctly recognised and the appraisal of the robots expressive elements are consistent with the literature.


Facial expressions Human-robot interaction Emotion recognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasiliki Vouloutsi
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Klaudia Grechuta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paul F. M. J. Verschure
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.The Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems group SPECSInstitute for Bioengineering of Catalunya (IBEC)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)BarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Catalan Institute of Advanced Studies (ICREA)BarcelonaSpain

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