Autonomous emotional expression generation of a robotic face

Meng Ju Han*, Chia How Lin, Kai-Tai Song

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel design of autonomous robotic facial expression generation using a fuzzy-neuro network. The emotional characteristics of a robot can be specified in this design by assigning weights in the fuzzy-neuro network. The robotic face generates appropriate expressions in responding to the image recognition results of a user's emotional state and the assigned robotic emotional characteristics. In this study, two contrast emotional characteristics, optimistic and pessimistic, have been designed and tested to verify their responses to the recognized user emotional states (neutral, happiness, sadness and anger). Computer simulations of a robotic face show that the proposed facial expression generation system effectively responds to a user's emotional states in a human-like manner by fusing outputs of four facial expressions (boring, happiness, sadness and surprise).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2009
Pages2427-2432
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 11 Oct 200914 Oct 2009

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period11/10/0914/10/09

Keywords

  • Emotional characteristics
  • Facial expression generation
  • Fuzzy-neuro network
  • Human-robot interaction

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    Han, M. J., Lin, C. H., & Song, K-T. (2009). Autonomous emotional expression generation of a robotic face. In Proceedings 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2009 (pp. 2427-2432). [5346383] (Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2009.5346383