"Nice to meet you!" : Expressing Emotions with Movement Gestures and Textual Content in Automatic Handwriting Robots

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI '23
Subtitle of host publicationCompanion of the 2023 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages71-75
Number of pages5
ISBN (print)9781450399708
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Conference

Title18th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2023)
Location
PlaceSweden
CityStockholm
Period13 - 16 March 2023

Abstract

Text-writing robots have been used in assistive writing and drawing applications. However, robots do not convey emotional tones in the writing process due to the lack of behaviors humans typically adopt. To examine how people interpret designed robotic expressions of emotion through both movements and textual output, we used a pen-plotting robot to generate texts by performing human-like behaviors like stop-and-go, speed, and pressure variation. We examined how people convey emotion in the writing process by observing how they wrote in different emotional contexts. We then mapped these human expressions during writing to the handwriting robot and measured how well other participants understood the robot's affective expression. We found that textual output was the strongest determinant of participants' ability to perceive the robot's emotions, whereas parameters of gestural movements of the robots like speed, fluency, pressure, size, and acceleration could be useful for understanding the context of the writing expression. © 2023 ACM

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  • handwriting robot, robot emotional expression, robotic gestures

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"Nice to meet you!": Expressing Emotions with Movement Gestures and Textual Content in Automatic Handwriting Robots. / Li, Yanheng; Lin, Luoying; Li, Xinyan et al.
HRI '23: Companion of the 2023 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 2023. p. 71-75.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review