|Title||World's first wearable humanoid robot that augments our emotions|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Tsetserukou, D, Neviarouskaya, A|
|Conference Name||1st Augmented Human International Conference|
|Publisher||Association for Computational Linguistics|
|Conference Location||Tokyo, Japan|
In the paper we are proposing a conceptually novel approach to reinforcing (intensifying) own feelings and reproducing (simulating) the emotions felt by the partner during online communication through wearable humanoid robot. The core component, Affect Analysis Model, automatically recognizes nine emotions from text. The detected emotion is stimulated by innovative haptic devices integrated into the robot. The implemented system can considerably enhance the emotionally immersive experience of real-time messaging. Users can not only exchange messages but also emotionally and physically feel the presence of the communication partner (e.g., family member, friend, or beloved person).