Please smile

Hye Yeon Nam, Changhyun Choi, Sam Mendenhall

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Abstract

Nowadays, with reductions in manufacturing costs and a transition toward lifestyles of convenience, robots are becoming pervasive in our homes, museums, and hospitals. In addition to increased demands for robots in these domains, recently more artistic robots that interact with audiences on a personal instead of a practical level are now being exhibited in art exhibition. This paper explains how people interpret artistic robots as more than mere machines in the theory of intentionality and introduces the implementation of the artistic robot, Please Smile, which consists of five robotic skeleton arms that gesture in response to a viewer's facial expressions. The paper also explores how individuals can use experimental designs to create artistic robots that can express various ideas that traditional, practical robots can often not convey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationC and C 2011 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages423-424
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450308205
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 3 2011
Event8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2011 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2011Nov 6 2011

Publication series

NameC and C 2011 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition

Other

Other8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period11/3/1111/6/11

Keywords

  • Artistic robots
  • Computer vision
  • Skeleton arms
  • Smile detection

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    Nam, H. Y., Choi, C., & Mendenhall, S. (2011). Please smile. In C and C 2011 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition (pp. 423-424). (C and C 2011 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2069618.2069729