Cognitive Emotion Research of Humanoid Expression Robot

  • Jizheng Yan
  • Zhiliang Wang
  • Siyi Zheng
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 215)


Humanoid expression robot is a rising hot spot in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and is very important to the human–computer harmonious interaction. People never stop the humanoid research of robots, which is the trend of the future. This paper wants to discuss three issues. First, can robot have cognitive emotion and show us? Second, how computer or analogous machines simulate complex emotions of human? Can the current emotion theory support and guide the development of cognitive robot? Third, combined with the current techniques and cognitive theory basis, how to design and build humanoid expression robot? Finally, the authors analyze the cognitive basis of emotion theory, and give the robot model and emotion model of cognitive expression.


Humanoid expression robot Cognitive emotion AI 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61170117 and 61105120), thanks for the natural science foundation (NSFC), which provides financial aid for the research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Automation and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Computer and Communication EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Beijing Command College of Chinese People’s Armed Police ForceBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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