A basic study on relationship between facial expression and cuteness for human-robot emotional communication

Lichang Yao, Qi Dai, Ting Guo, Qiong Wu, Jiajia Yang, Satoshi Takahashi, Yoshimichi Ejima, Jinglong Wu

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Abstract

The generation and expression of human emotions is an important part of human cognitive function. Especially the explanation of the specific mechanism and influencing factors of human high-level emotional response has always been an important subject of experimental psychology. In this research, we take the high-level emotional response of cuteness as a starting point to discuss the relationship between two closely related factors, namely, that is, the relationship between expression types and expression intensity with cuteness under two age conditions (adult vs child). According to the results of this experiment, positive expressions make people feel cuter in adults and children. In the case of negative expressions, the intensity of expression and the sense of cuteness are significantly negatively correlated regardless of adult or child. In the positive expression category, the child's expression intensity is positively correlated with the cuteness, and adults do not. No significant correlation between expression intensity and cuteness was found under the neutral expression.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages892-897
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728116983
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2019
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019 - Tianjin, China
Duration: Aug 4 2019Aug 7 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019

Conference

Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019
CountryChina
CityTianjin
Period8/4/198/7/19

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Facial Expression
Robot
Robots
Communication
Experiments
Relationships
Human
Emotion
Children

Keywords

  • Age
  • Cuteness
  • Facial expressions
  • Intensity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence

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Yao, L., Dai, Q., Guo, T., Wu, Q., Yang, J., Takahashi, S., ... Wu, J. (2019). A basic study on relationship between facial expression and cuteness for human-robot emotional communication. In Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019 (pp. 892-897). [8816326] (Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2019.8816326

A basic study on relationship between facial expression and cuteness for human-robot emotional communication. / Yao, Lichang; Dai, Qi; Guo, Ting; Wu, Qiong; Yang, Jiajia; Takahashi, Satoshi; Ejima, Yoshimichi; Wu, Jinglong.

Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. p. 892-897 8816326 (Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yao, L, Dai, Q, Guo, T, Wu, Q, Yang, J, Takahashi, S, Ejima, Y & Wu, J 2019, A basic study on relationship between facial expression and cuteness for human-robot emotional communication. in Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019., 8816326, Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 892-897, 16th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019, Tianjin, China, 8/4/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2019.8816326
Yao L, Dai Q, Guo T, Wu Q, Yang J, Takahashi S et al. A basic study on relationship between facial expression and cuteness for human-robot emotional communication. In Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019. p. 892-897. 8816326. (Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2019.8816326
Yao, Lichang ; Dai, Qi ; Guo, Ting ; Wu, Qiong ; Yang, Jiajia ; Takahashi, Satoshi ; Ejima, Yoshimichi ; Wu, Jinglong. / A basic study on relationship between facial expression and cuteness for human-robot emotional communication. Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. pp. 892-897 (Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2019).
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