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
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.
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