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Tony Belpaeme, Paul Baxter, Robin Read, Rachel Wood Plymouth University, United Kingdom Heriberto Cuayáhuitl, Bernd Kiefer, Stefania Racioppa, Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, Germany Georgios Athanasopoulos, Valentin Enescu Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Rosemarijn Looije, Mark Neerincx Organization for(More)
In order for robots to be socially accepted and generate empathy it is necessary that they display rich emotions. For robots such as Nao, body language is the best medium available given their inability to convey facial expressions. Displaying emotional body language that can be interpreted whilst interacting with the robot should significantly improve its(More)
Complex and natural social interaction between artificial agents (computer-generated or robotic) and humans necessitates the display of rich emotions in order to be believable, socially relevant, and accepted, and to generate the natural emotional responses that humans show in the context of social interaction, such as engagement or empathy. Whereas some(More)
In order for robots to be socially accepted and generate empathy they must display emotions. For robots such as Nao, body language is the best medium available, as they do not have the ability to display facial expressions. Displaying emotional body language that can be interpreted whilst interacting with the robot should greatly improve its acceptance. (More)
Conversational systems play an important role in scenarios without a keyboard, e.g., talking to a robot. Communication in human-robot interaction (HRI) ultimately involves a combination of verbal and non-verbal inputs and outputs. HRI systems must process verbal and non-verbal observations and execute verbal and non-verbal actions in parallel, to interpret(More)
In this paper, a human-robot interaction system based on a novel combination of sensors is proposed. It allows one person to interact with a humanoid social robot using natural body language. The robot understands the meaning of human upper body gestures and expresses itself by using a combination of body movements, facial expressions and verbal language. A(More)
OBJECTIVE Within translational research projects in the recent years large biobanks have been established, mostly supported by homegrown, proprietary software solutions. No general requirements for biobanking IT infrastructures have been published yet. This paper presents an exemplary biobanking IT architecture, a requirements specification for a(More)
Children are keen users of new technologies and new technologies can provide interesting opportunities to enrich children’s experience, e.g., for educational and therapeutic purposes.As children are not small adults, it is necessary to research their specific needs and develop systems that address them. The aliz-e project6 develops cognitive robots for(More)