Emotional Robots

Robots that can show emotions, personality traits, character, and mood can be better accepted as social partners. In this area, we are investigating the very basic cues a robot can produce to show these aspects. Since many robots have a shape constrained by their function, we are exploring how non-humanoid nor bio-inspired robots can show emotions and the rest.
Interesting aspects are rythm, speed, and accelleration of actuation. This research considers suggestions from cartoons, puppetry, theatre, dance, and ethology.

Contact Person: Andrea Bonarini