JRM Vol.14 No.1 pp. 27-36
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2002.p0027


Analysis of Impression of Robot Bodily Expression

Toru Nakata*, Taketoshi Mori** and Tomomasa Sato**

*Intelligent Systems Institute, National Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (AIST) AIST Center, 2, Umezono 1-1-1, Tsukuba, 305-8568, Japan

**Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 Japan

August 25, 2001
December 15, 2001
February 20, 2002
bodily expression, quantitative evaluation of impression, laban Movement analysis, dancing robot, nonverbal communication
A set of physical feature values is proposed in order to explain impression produced by bodily expression. The concept of designing the value set is based on Laban Movement Analysis which is a famous theory in body move-ment psychology. Impressions produced by body expression are closely related to these feature values. Each of the feature values is defined mathematically, so that it is easy to implement in a computer. Also the feature values are calculated on general body movements. Therefore, the set can be implemented in body expression systems of robots and computer graphics bodies in order to facilitate quantitative evaluation and forecast of impression produced by their bodies. This paper describes the concept and an example of implementation on a robot. Validity of the set is verified in an experiment.
Cite this article as:
T. Nakata, T. Mori, and T. Sato, “Analysis of Impression of Robot Bodily Expression,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.14 No.1, pp. 27-36, 2002.
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