Facial Expressions and Speeches Obtained Through Rear Projection using the Socibot Desktop Robot
Gheorghe Gîlcă1, Nicu George Bîzdoacă2
1Gheorghe Gîlcă, Department of Mechatronics and Robotics, University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania.
2Nicu George Bîzdoacă, Professor, Department of Mechatronics and Robotics, University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania.
Manuscript received on February 03, 2016. | Revised Manuscript received on February 15, 2016. | Manuscript published on February 29, 2016. | PP: 3-9 | Volume-3 Issue-2, February 2016. | Retrieval Number: B0361023216
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Abstract: This article aims to present a few practical applications using the Socibot Desktop social robot. To begin, we need to connect the Socibot Robot to the Ethernet or WiFi network. Then, in the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) browser we can control the robot directly, write programs it can execute, load a guise for it, or get access to the robot sensors. We mean to realize two applications: making a new guise to be loaded into the robot’s memory in order to be projected onto its face and creating a program in the Virtual Robot browser interface. The first application aims to change the robot’s appearance with the guise we created. The guise was created in Adobe Photoshop and then loaded into the robot’s memory. The second application is more complex, the completed program has a length of 57 seconds, contains 21 head movements, 4 speeches in French and 2 guises of the robot Socibot.
Keywords: Browser interface, guise, moods, sequence, social robot.