Can a robot express emotions? This is the main question at the base of the FACE team research. We are an interdisciplinary team of Interdepartmental Research Center "E.Piaggio" at University of Pisa. We work on "Emotional Human Robot Interaction" using human-like robots which embody emotional states, empathy and non-verbal communication. Our group uses a Life-like android, FACE (Facial Automation for Conveying Emotions), which presents emotional information through facial expressions to study the human robot empathic link. FACE is part of a complex Human Interaction Persuasive Observation Platform (HIPOP) able to collect synchronized information acquired from different sensors, i.e. physiological, psychological and behavioral data. Thanks to its modularity, HIPOP allows scientists to configure different experiments selecting the number and the type of available modules to follow protocol requirements.
F.A.C.E. (Facial Automaton for Conveying Emotions) is a human android, developed in collaboration with Hanson Robotic, used as an emotion conveying system.Read More
A context-aware attention system is fundamental for regulating the robot behaviour in a social interaction.Read More
HIPOP is an innovative acquisition platform developed to collect data from the subject’s involved in emotional and social interaction tasks.Read More
I-CLIPS Brain is the core of the FACE cognitive system. It is a rule-based expert system written in CLIPS, a software developed by NASA in 1984.Read More
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