Intention and Body-Mood Engineering via Proactive Robot Moves in HRI


This chapter focuses on emotion and intention engineering by socially interacting robots that induce desired emotions/intentions in humans. We provide all phases that pave this road, supported by overviews of leading works in the literature. The chapter is partitioned into intention estimation, human body-mood detection through external-focused attention, path planning through mood induction and reshaping intention. Moreover, we present our novel concept, with implementation, of reshaping current human intention into a desired one, using contextual motions of mobile robots. Current human intention has to be deviated towards the new desired one by destabilizing the obstinance of human intention, inducing positive mood and making the “robot gain curiosity of human”. Deviations are generated as sequences of transient intentions tracing intention trajectories. We use elastic networks to generate, in two modes of body mood:“confident” and “suspicious”, transient intentions directed towards the desired one, choosing among intentional robot moves previously learned by HMM.

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Orhan Can Görür, Aydan M. Erkmen
Book Contribution
IGI Global - Handbook of Research on Synthesizing Human Emotion in Intelligent Systems and Robotics