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Chasing the Future: challenges and opportunites in the design of emotional robots

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Talk I gave about lirec.eu work on emotional robots for RoboLIFT 2011 in Lyon.

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Chasing the Future: challenges and opportunites in the design of emotional robots

  1. 1. Chasing the future Modern & cultural challenges of designing emotional robots
  2. 2. Lirec.eu Exploring Living with Interactive & Digital Companions
  3. 3. 10 partners
  4. 4. 5 robots
  5. 5. What is a Companion? A friend or acquaintance you associate yourself with.
  6. 6. Companions companeros
  7. 7. Companions
  8. 8. Companions
  9. 10. Your first companion?
  10. 12. <ul><li>What makes a good </li></ul><ul><li>companion? </li></ul><ul><li>Understand users & their emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Understand context </li></ul><ul><li>Grow old gracefully </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to forget </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>What makes a good </li></ul><ul><li>companion? </li></ul><ul><li>Understand users & their emotions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mimic to show they’ve understood </li></ul></ul>
  12. 18. <ul><li>What makes a good </li></ul><ul><li>companion? </li></ul><ul><li>Understand users & their emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Understand context </li></ul>
  13. 19. &quot; If the sum of positive emotions is bigger than the sum of the negative emotions over the last n time periods then the agent is in good mood or is in bad mood.”
  14. 20. <ul><li>What makes a good </li></ul><ul><li>companion? </li></ul><ul><li>Understand users & their emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Understand context </li></ul><ul><li>Grow old gracefully </li></ul>
  15. 21. Floppy Neck Syndrome
  16. 22. <ul><li>What makes a good </li></ul><ul><li>companion? </li></ul><ul><li>Understand users & their emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Understand context </li></ul><ul><li>Grow old gracefully </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to forget </li></ul>
  17. 23. <ul><li>What makes a good </li></ul><ul><li>companion? </li></ul><ul><li>Understand users & their emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Understand context </li></ul><ul><li>Grow old gracefully </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to forget </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt </li></ul>
  18. 26. So what?
  19. 27. Ceci n’est pas un robot
  20. 30. Hi!
  21. 31. Are we designing ourselves out of the equation?
  22. 32. Do we need new services for these companions?
  23. 33. Being human now.
  24. 34. Connecting the dots.
  25. 35. Gentle robotisation?
  26. 36. Who is learning?
  27. 37. “ You’re vulnerable, you’re vulnerable, You are not a robot, You’re loveable, so loveable.” - Marina & The Diamonds
  28. 38. Do we make good companions?
  29. 39. Thank you @iotwatch lirec.eu

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