Analysis of Influencing Factors on Humanoid Robots’ Emotion Expressions by Body Language

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10878)


In addition to speech, nonverbal behaviors of the human like facial expressions and body languages can also express emotions in socializing. It is expected to be known whether humanoid robots can also express their emotions in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). This is a basic research problem since the humanoid robots are expected to be the members of our society. In this paper, we present humanoid robots’ capabilities of expressing emotions by body language and discuss the facts that may influence the emotion expression through questionnaire surveys and the statistic analysis. The research is carried out on the Nao robot and the results show that the expression of emotion is affected by the ambiguity of the body language and the joint limits of the robot.


Humanoid robot Emotion Body language 



This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation under Grants 61603142 and 61633010, the Guangdong Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars under Grant 2017A030306009, the Science and Technology Program of Guangzhou under Grant 201707010225, the Fundamental Research Funds for Central Universities under Grant 2017MS049.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Automation Science and EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina

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