Several studies supported that there is a strict and complexrelationship between outer appearance and the behavior showed by therobot and that a human-like appearance is not enough for give a positiveimpression. The robot should behave closely to humans, and should havea sense of perception that enables it to communicate with humans. Ourpast experience with the android “Geminoid HI-1” demonstrated thatthe sensors equipping the robot are not enough to perform a human-likecommunication, mainly because of a limited sensing range. To overcomethis problem, we endowed the environment around the robot with perceptivecapabilities by embedding sensors such as cameras into it. Thispaper reports a preliminary study about an improvement of the controllingsystem by integrating cameras in the surrounding environment, sothat a human-like perception can be provided to the android. The integrationof the development of androids and the investigations of humanbehaviors constitute a new research area fusing engineering and cognitivesciences.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||AI*IA 2011: Artificial Intelligence Around Man and Beyond. XIIth International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Palermo, Italy, September 15-17, 2011. Proceedings|
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2011|
|Nome||LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE|
- Theoretical Computer Science
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