The ability to have multiple robots or services work together to complete some complicated tasks is whats needed in the next step of technology. A single robot may have its own capabilities, but in order to maximize its usage, we need to take it a step further. In this lab, we are designing and implementing the architecture for cooperative operations among heterogeneous robot. At our booth, we will have a demonstration that Non-IoT objects advise users on health in through AR technology. The recommendations are selected based on the objects’ affordance.
In order to enhance the communication between humans and robots, the implementation of sociability is the key factor. In our lab, we examine how robots should understand and react to its current situation and each users emotional state, within the convoluted human-robot interactions. At our booth, we will have a telecommunication system, in which users can experience their presence at a remote location through a robot. This system will place a greater emphasis on the users facial expression than a regular video-chat, by applying manga-like effects to the video.
The future robots need not only to be visually appealing on the outside, but also appealing through non-visual aspects, such as robot behavior. Within our lab, we place our focus on the design of the robots inner being; in specific, we have implanted personalities into the robot. Through our demo, the audience will be able to view the robots personality while it shifts between different moods as a response to the users actions.