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Publication Summary and Abstract

Emily C. Collins, Tony J. Prescott, Ben Mitchinson (2015), Saying it with light: A pilot study of affective communication using the MIRO robot., Proceedings of Living Machines 4, Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems (LNCS) 9222:243-255.

Recently, the concept of a ‘companion robot’ as a healthcare tool has been popularised, and even commercialised. We present MIRO, a robot that is biomimetic in aesthetics, morphology, behaviour, and control architecture. In this paper, we review how these design choices affect its suitability for a companionship role. In particular, we consider how emulation of the familiar body language and other emotional ex- pressions of mammals may facilitate effective communication with na¨ıve users through the reliable evocation of intended perceptions of emotional state and intent. We go on to present a brief pilot study addressing the question of whether shared cultural signals can be relied upon, simi- larly, as components of communication systems for companion robots. Such studies form part of our ongoing effort to understand and quantify human responses to robot expressive behaviour and, thereby, develop a methodology for optimising the design of social robots by accounting for individual and cultural differences.
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