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2018 INNO-vation Disruptive Challenger
When people are impressed, in love, or motivated, their emotions unconsciously shine through their eyes. People are strongly attracted to these "bright eyes". Even though the current communication robots can reproduce the same attractiveness as a living creature, it cannot express pupil brightness - an innate expression of humans. Therefore, in this project, we will develop a pupil interface that effectively expresses internal movements in the eyeball when uncontrollable emotions are displayed. By introducing this pupil interface into a communication robot, we will design a new communication method of which people can find attractive.
Associate Professor, Kansai University
Yoshihiro Sejima was born in 1982. He received his Ph.D. from Okayama Prefectural University in 2010. He is currently an associate professor at Kansai University. His research interests include human-robot interaction and social robotics. He received the ‘KAZUO TANIE AWARD (Most Outstanding Research Award)’ at IEEE RO-MAN2015. Related URL: - http://www2.kansai-u.ac.jp/hri/