Mapping artificial emotions into a robotic face

Gabriele Trovato, Atsuo Takanishi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Facial expressions are important for conveying emotions and communication intentions among humans. For this reason, humanoid robots should be able to perform facial expressions which represent their inner state in a way that is easy to understand for humans. Several humanoid robots can already perform a certain set of expressions, but their capabilities are usually limited to only the most basic emotions. It is necessary to consider a wider range of expressions and take advantage of the use of asymmetry. This chapter describes these aspects as well as insights about artificial emotions models, the mapping of human face into robotic face and finally the generation of facial expressions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Synthesizing Human Emotion in Intelligent Systems and Robotics
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781466672796
ISBN (Print)1466672781, 9781466672789
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 30
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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