Generation of facial expression emphasized with cartoon techniques 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 a method for generating facial expressions emphasized with cartoon techniques using a cellular-phone-type teleoperated android with a mobile projector. Elfoid is designed to transmit the speaker's presence to their communication partner using a camera and microphone, and has a soft exterior that provides the look and feel of human skin. To transmit the speaker's presence, Elfoid sends not only the voice of the speaker but also emotional information captured by the camera and microphone. Elfoid cannot, however, display facial expressions because of its compactness and a lack of sufficiently small actuator motors. In this research, facial expressions are generated using Elfoid's head-mounted mobile projector to overcome the problem. Additionally, facial expressions are emphasized using cartoon techniques: movements around the mouth and eyes are emphasized, the silhouette of the face and shapes of the eyes are varied by projection effects, and color stimuli that induce a particular emotion are added. In an experiment, representative face expressions are generated with Elfoid and emotions conveyed to users are investigated by subjective evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Intelligent and Implicit Interaction - 15th International Conference, HCI International 2013, Proceedings
Pages391-400
Number of pages10
EditionPART 5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 31 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 26 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 5
Volume8008 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period7/21/137/26/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Tsuruda, Y., Hori, M., Yoshimura, H., & Iwai, Y. (2013). Generation of facial expression emphasized with cartoon techniques using a cellular-phone-type teleoperated robot with a mobile projector. In Human-Computer Interaction: Towards Intelligent and Implicit Interaction - 15th International Conference, HCI International 2013, Proceedings (PART 5 ed., pp. 391-400). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8008 LNCS, No. PART 5). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39342-6_43