Service Humanoid Robotics: Review and Design of A Novel Bionic-Companionship Framework

Jiaji Yang, Esyin Chew, Pengcheng Liu

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At present, industrial robotics focused more on motion control and vision; whereas Humanoid Service Robotics (HSRs) are increasingly being investigated among researchers' and practitioners' field of speech interactions. The problematic and quality of human-robot interaction (HRI) has become one of the hot potatoes concerned in academia. This paper proposes a novel interactive framework suitable for HSRs. The proposed framework is grounded on the novel integration of Trevarthen Companionship Theory and neural image generation algorithm in computer vision. By integrating the image-to-natural interactivities generation, and communicate with the environment to better interact with the stakeholder, thereby changing from interaction to a bionic-companionship. In addition, the article also reviews the research of neural image generation algorithms and summarizes the application cases of the algorithm structure in the field of robotics from a critical perspective. We believe that the new interactive bionic-companionship framework can enable HSRs to further develop towards robot companions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications (proceedings)
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 15 Nov 2020
EventThe 8th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications - Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Dec 202013 Dec 2020


ConferenceThe 8th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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