JRM Vol.26 No.1 pp. 107-108
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0107

Development Report:

Android Robot SAYA

Takuya Hashimoto* and Hiroshi Kobayashi**

*Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chohu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan

**Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, 6-3-1 Niijuku, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo 125-8585, Japan

September 11, 2013
November 18, 2013
February 20, 2014
android robot, facial expressions, receptionist system, remote teaching system, robot as patient

This paper introduces the android robot SAYA and its applications. SAYA was developed to enable human beings and robots to communicate emotions. SAYA shows six basic facial expressions: surprise, fear, disgust, anger, sadness, and happiness. In order to improve the quality of facial expressions and its reality, the android robot which mimics a real human being was also developed. The suggested practical applications for SAYA are a receptionist and a remote teacher. The android robot SAYA is also serving as a simulated patient for medical interview training in psychiatric education.

Cite this article as:
T. Hashimoto and H. Kobayashi, “Android Robot SAYA,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.26, No.1, pp. 107-108, 2014.
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