Emotionally Driven Robot Control Architecture for Human-Robot Interaction

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8069)

Abstract

With the increasing demand for robots to assist humans in shared workspaces and environments designed for humans, research on human-robot interaction (HRI) gains more and more importance. Robots in shared environments must be safe and act in a way understandable by humans, through the way they interact and move. As visual cues such as facial expressions are important in human-human communication, research on emotion recognition, expression, and emotionally enriched communication is of great importance to HRI and has also gained increasing attention during the last two decades [1, 3, 4, 6, 8]. Most of the existing work focuses on the recognition of human emotions or mimicking their expression [1, 6] and emotional action selection [3, 5]. Less work is done on the role of emotions in influencing human behaviour in HRI [4].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jekaterina Novikova
    • 1
  • Swen Gaudl
    • 1
  • Joanna Bryson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BathBathUK

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