EEG-Based Robot Alert System for Improving User Concentration

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Brain-computer Interfaces (BCIs) and robots hold great potential for enhancing focus in tasks and acting as educational agents. In this research, we propose to create a robot alert system that helps improve user’s concentration by alerting the user when their concentration drops. The user’s concentration is detected by their brain activity using a commercially available electroencephalograph (EEG) sensor. This paper presents our design and development of the proposed EEG-based robot alert system using voice and facial expressions. To investigate the possibility of improving user’s concentration, we evaluated the developed system by carrying out an experiment to improve user’s concentration while learning. This was evaluated by monitoring the user’s concentration using EEG while watching an educational video with and without our proposed robot alert system. The experimental results show the user’s concentration levels to increase after the alert, thereby suggesting that our EEG-based robot alert system successfully improved the user’s concentration. Our alert system contributes to improving user’s concentration in situations that require cognitive thinking such as e-learning and driving.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2022 Posters - 24th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2022, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis, Margherita Antona, Stavroula Ntoa
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783031063879
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event24th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International, HCII 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2022 Jun 262022 Jul 1

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1581 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference24th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International, HCII 2022
CityVirtual, Online


  • Affective interaction
  • Brain-computer interface
  • Concentration
  • Robot
  • Social robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)


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