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Projecting Emotions through Aquatic Interactions and the Creation of a Water-Propulsion Robot

Sarah T. Tan
Master's Thesis, Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-17-70, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 2017

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Abstract

Expressing robot intent through movements is a key factor in the acceptability of new robotic systems. One way to express intent is to connect communication and emotions. The concept of generating motions to portray a body language can aid in the speed of communication between humans and robots. However, body language and expressibility can be heavily
influenced by the situated environment.

In this thesis, we investigate the creation of a new robotic system with a unique aquatic environment to generalize the connection between portraying emotions and robotic system movements, using water as an aid in the communication. Through the creation of this innovative aquatic robot platform, we produce a unique set of behaviors and responses that impart environmental changes such as water spray, splashes, and bubbles. In addition, we will delve into the development and assessment of various movement patterns and the expression of emotions.

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Associated Project - Human-Robot Interaction

BibTeX Reference
@mastersthesis{Tan-2017-103513,
author = {Sarah T. Tan},
title = {Projecting Emotions through Aquatic Interactions and the Creation of a Water-Propulsion Robot},
year = {2017},
month = {December},
school = {Carnegie Mellon University},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
number = {CMU-RI-TR-17-70},
keywords = {Underactuated controls, Water-jet nozzles, Fluid mechanics and applications, Basic motion, Movement-based emotions, Water-propulsion robots},
}
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