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JRM Vol.28 No.1 pp. 107-108
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2016.p0107
(2016)

Development Report:

A Desktop-Sized Communication Robot: “robovie-mR2”

Reo Matsumura*,**, Masahiro Shiomi*, Kayako Nakagawa**, Kazuhiko Shinozawa*,***, and Takahiro Miyashita*

*ATR-IRC, 2-2-2 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Kyoto 619-0288, Japan

**Tokyo University, 4-6-1 Komaba Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan

***Osaka Kyoiku University, 4-698-1 Asahigaoka, Kashiwara, Osaka 582-8582, Japan

Received:
August 27, 2015
Accepted:
November 17, 2015
Published:
February 20, 2016
Keywords:
communication robot, social robot, robot platform
Abstract

A Desktop-Sized Communication Robot: “robovie-mR2”

Appearance of robovie-mR2

We developed robovie-mR2, a desktop-sized communication robot, in which we incorporated a “Kawaii” design to create a familiar appearance because it is an important acceptance factor for both researchers and users. It can interact with people using multiple sensors, including a camera and microphones, expressive gestures, and an information display. We believe that robovie-mR2 will become a useful robot platform to advance the research of human-robot interaction. We also give examples of human-robot interaction research works that use robovie-mR2.

Cite this article as:
R. Matsumura, M. Shiomi, K. Nakagawa, K. Shinozawa, and T. Miyashita, “A Desktop-Sized Communication Robot: “robovie-mR2”,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.28, No.1, pp. 107-108, 2016.
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