Emotion transmission system using a cellular phone-type teleoperated robot with a mobile projector

Yu Tsuruda, Maiya Hori, Hiroki Yoshimura, Yoshio Iwai

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Abstract

We propose an emotion transmission system using a cellular phone-type teleoperated robot with a mobile projector. Elfoid has a soft exterior that provides the look and feel of human skin and is designed to transmit a speaker's presence to their communication partner using a camera and microphone. To transmit the speaker's presence, Elfoid transmits not only the voice of the speaker but also their facial expression as captured by the camera. In this research, facial expressions are recognized by a machine learning technique. Elfoid cannot, however, physically display facial expressions because of its compactness and a lack of sufficiently small actuator motors. The recognized facial expressions are displayed using a mobile projector installed in Elfoid's head to convey emotions. We build a prototype system and experimentally evaluate its subjective usability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Interaction Modalities and Techniques - 16th International Conference, HCI International 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages707-714
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783319072296
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Advanced Interaction Modalities and Techniques, HCI International 2014 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: Jun 22 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8511 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Advanced Interaction Modalities and Techniques, HCI International 2014
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion, Crete
Period6/22/146/27/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Tsuruda, Y., Hori, M., Yoshimura, H., & Iwai, Y. (2014). Emotion transmission system using a cellular phone-type teleoperated robot with a mobile projector. In Human-Computer Interaction: Advanced Interaction Modalities and Techniques - 16th International Conference, HCI International 2014, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 707-714). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8511 LNCS, No. PART 2). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07230-2_67