Multi-user Robot Impression with a Virtual Agent and Features Modification According to Real-time Emotion from Physiological Signals

Shoudai Suzuki, Muhammad Nur Adilin Mohd Anuardi, Sripian Peeraya, Nobuto Matsuhira, Midori Sugaya

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Abstract

Communication robots are now getting popular. In particular, partner robots, which can perform personal services, are in high demand. However, they can be prohibitively expensive. Therefore, we considered a multi-user robot with a virtual agent service which could satisfy user demands. But, several issues need to be solved in order to achieve this purpose. Firstly, there is no general service platform for such robots. Secondly, even if we use the multi-user robot by executing the virtual agent service, the physical shape, and other characteristics of the multi-user robot sometimes creates a strong impression on users. Therefore, we proposed a virtual agent service platform, and the robot features modification for a multi-user robot. The robot can autonomously adjust its position according to each user's physiological signals, which based on emotion in real-time. We presented a preliminary evaluation to determine whether the proposed method could improve users' robot experience even for the users who are not familiar with the robot at all.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1006-1012
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728160757
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Aug
Event29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2020 - Virtual, Naples, Italy
Duration: 2020 Aug 312020 Sep 4

Publication series

Name29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2020

Conference

Conference29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2020
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVirtual, Naples
Period20/8/3120/9/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Psychology
  • Communication

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