Visual Elements for the Design of a Robotic Head in Si-Robotics Project

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1217)


For a human user it is fundamental to recognize the synthetic emotion being presented as feedback on a robotic head, that can appear spontaneous or activated in reaction to the user’s action or request. The design of such feedbacks can greatly lower the learning curve of users who need to interact with automated systems, reducing the time and effort that they need to put into learning how to use the system. The paper will present our findings regarding the design of facial expressions and empathic aspects of a robotic head and the resulting interface that will be implemented on the robotic system that is being developed for the European-funded Si-Robotics project.


HRI Facial expressiveness Synthetic emotions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento Architettura e DesignUniversità di GenovaGenoaItaly

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