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200905 - Sociable machines

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Project about build a robot which is able to interact with a user in a somehow natural and intuitive way. This under the big umbrella of building embodied technologies which interact with people as a learning companion.

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200905 - Sociable machines

  1. 1. Sociable machines a small bot study case Javier | Helen
  2. 2. final project Project Context  … are natural and intuitive for people to communicate with and to learn from [Breazea, 2000]  … are able to generate a flexible and dynamic interaction that is tangible, affective, and social • Leonardo, MIT media Lab [Brooks et al, 2004]  … are virtual minds that are able to have a physical interaction with the environment. • Wall-E, Disney / Pixar  ”If we want computers to be genuinely intelligent and to interact naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, even to have and express emotions” [Picard, 1997].
  3. 3. final project Proposal  To build a robot which is able to interact with a user in a somehow natural and intuitive way. This under the big umbrella of building embodied technologies which interact with people as a design learning companion. Softwar e hardware
  4. 4. final project Hardware
  5. 5. final project Software Emotions Tutor
  6. 6. final project Design of the robot “.. can say his own name, beep and toot, but not much else... this robot who does most of his acting with his eyes, hands and caterpillar-tracked robot body, conveying fear, loneliness and joy largely without talking…” Pittsburgh Tribune, about Wall-E movie 2008
  7. 7. final project Design of the system The tutor system present Number pattern extrapolation task. The student interacts with the system using tangible elements (fiducials) and receive feedback through the companion which is able to express emotions. Two more examples The rule sentence 1, 3, 5, … The answer
  8. 8. final project Modules 1, 3, 5, …
  9. 9. final project Testing expresions NOT voice ONLY sound NOT human reaction
  10. 10. final project Demo

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