homer_robot_face repository

Repository Summary

Checkout URI https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git
VCS Type git
VCS Version 1.0.41
Last Updated 2019-11-28
Dev Status DEVELOPED
Released RELEASED

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Name Version
homer_robot_face 1.0.41

README

homer_robot_face

Robot face

This package contains a robot face as described in the paper "Enhancing Human-Robot Interaction by a Robot Face with Facial Expressions and Synchronized Lip Movements".

Abstact

With service robots becoming increasingly elaborate for higher level tasks, human-robot interaction is moving into the focus of robotic research. In this paper we present an animated robot face as a convenient way of interacting with robots. Our robot face can show 7 different facial expression, thus providing a robot with the ability to express emotions. This capability is crucial for robots to be accepted as everyday companions in domestic environments. Aiming towards a more realistic interaction experience our robot face moves its lips synchronously to the synthesized speech. In a broad user study with 100 subjects we test the emotions conveyed by the robot face. The results indicate that our robot face enhances human robot interaction by providing the robot with the ability to express emotions. The presented robot face is highly customizable. It is available for ROS and can be used with any robot that integrates ROS in its architecture

Instruction

Launch the face node like:

roslaunch homer_robot_face robot_face.launch

For speech synthesis you can use the homer_tts package which contains a collection of different text to speech synthesizers.

Topics

  • /recognized_speech Shows recognized speech in the bottom of the face to support humans in interacting with the robot.
  • /robot_face/ImageDisplay An Image can be displayed optionally (this topic awaits a image as message).
  • /robot_face/ImageFileDisplay Alternatively a filename can be specified.
  • /robot_face/expected_input An additional text on the bottom of the robot face will be shown. Here you can display instructions depending on the state.
  • /robot_face/talking_finished When coupled with a TTS system this topic will be sent once the robot finished speaking.
  • /robot_face/text_out When coupled with a TTS system this topic will be used for synthesizing speech.

If you use this package consider citing:

@article{seib2013enhancing,
  title={Enhancing human-robot interaction by a robot face with facial expressions and synchronized lip movements},
  author={Seib, Victor and Giesen, Julian and Gr{\"u}ntjens, Dominik and Paulus, Dietrich},
  year={2013},
  publisher={V{\'a}clav Skala-UNION Agency}
}

@inproceedings{seib2015team,
  title={Team homer@ unikoblenz—approaches and contributions to the robocup@ home competition},
  author={Seib, Viktor and Manthe, Stephan and Memmesheimer, Raphael and Polster, Florian and Paulus, Dietrich},
  booktitle={Robot Soccer World Cup},
  pages={83--94},
  year={2015},
  organization={Springer}
}

Repository Summary

Checkout URI https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git
VCS Type git
VCS Version 1.0.7
Last Updated 2016-01-13
Dev Status DEVELOPED
Released RELEASED

Packages

Name Version
robot_face 1.0.7

README

homer_robot_face (indigo) - 1.0.6-0

The packages in the homer_robot_face repository were released into the indigo distro by running /usr/bin/bloom-release --rosdistro indigo --track indigo homer_robot_face on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:12:00 -0000

The robot_face package was released.

Version of package(s) in repository homer_robot_face: - upstream repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - release repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - rosdistro version: 1.0.5-0 - old version: 1.0.5-0 - new version: 1.0.6-0

Versions of tools used: - bloom version: 0.5.20 - catkin_pkg version: 0.2.10 - rosdep version: 0.11.4 - rosdistro version: 0.4.2 - vcstools version: 0.1.38

homer_robot_face (indigo) - 1.0.5-0

The packages in the homer_robot_face repository were released into the indigo distro by running /usr/bin/bloom-release --rosdistro indigo --track indigo homer_robot_face on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:54:11 -0000

The robot_face package was released.

Version of package(s) in repository homer_robot_face: - upstream repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - release repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - rosdistro version: 1.0.4-0 - old version: 1.0.4-0 - new version: 1.0.5-0

Versions of tools used: - bloom version: 0.5.20 - catkin_pkg version: 0.2.10 - rosdep version: 0.11.4 - rosdistro version: 0.4.2 - vcstools version: 0.1.38

homer_robot_face (indigo) - 1.0.4-0

The packages in the homer_robot_face repository were released into the indigo distro by running /usr/bin/bloom-release --rosdistro indigo --track indigo homer_robot_face on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:33:17 -0000

The robot_face package was released.

Version of package(s) in repository homer_robot_face: - upstream repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - release repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - rosdistro version: 1.0.3-2 - old version: 1.0.3-2 - new version: 1.0.4-0

Versions of tools used: - bloom version: 0.5.20 - catkin_pkg version: 0.2.10 - rosdep version: 0.11.4 - rosdistro version: 0.4.2 - vcstools version: 0.1.38

homer_robot_face (indigo) - 1.0.3-2

The packages in the homer_robot_face repository were released into the indigo distro by running /usr/bin/bloom-release --rosdistro indigo --track indigo homer_robot_face on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:37:38 -0000

The robot_face package was released.

Version of package(s) in repository homer_robot_face: - upstream repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - release repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - rosdistro version: 1.0.3-0 - old version: 1.0.3-1 - new version: 1.0.3-2

Versions of tools used: - bloom version: 0.5.20 - catkin_pkg version: 0.2.10 - rosdep version: 0.11.4 - rosdistro version: 0.4.2 - vcstools version: 0.1.38

homer_robot_face (indigo) - 1.0.3-1

The packages in the homer_robot_face repository were released into the indigo distro by running /usr/bin/bloom-release --rosdistro indigo --track indigo homer_robot_face on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 18:55:43 -0000

The robot_face package was released.

Version of package(s) in repository homer_robot_face: - upstream repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - release repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - rosdistro version: 1.0.3-0 - old version: 1.0.3-0 - new version: 1.0.3-1

Versions of tools used: - bloom version: 0.5.20 - catkin_pkg version: 0.2.10 - rosdep version: 0.11.4 - rosdistro version: 0.4.2 - vcstools version: 0.1.38

homer_robot_face (indigo) - 1.0.3-0

The packages in the homer_robot_face repository were released into the indigo distro by running /usr/bin/bloom-release --rosdistro indigo --track indigo homer_robot_face --edit on Fri, 01 Jan 2016 23:16:34 -0000

The robot_face package was released.

Version of package(s) in repository homer_robot_face: - upstream repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - release repository: unknown - rosdistro version: null - old version: 1.0.2-2 - new version: 1.0.3-0

Versions of tools used: - bloom version: 0.5.20 - catkin_pkg version: 0.2.10 - rosdep version: 0.11.4 - rosdistro version: 0.4.2 - vcstools version: 0.1.38

homer_robot_face (indigo) - 1.0.2-2

The packages in the homer_robot_face repository were released into the indigo distro by running /usr/bin/bloom-release --rosdistro indigo --track indigo homer_robot_face --edit on Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:40:18 -0000

The robot_face package was released.

Version of package(s) in repository homer_robot_face: - upstream repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - release repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - rosdistro version: 1.0.2-1 - old version: 1.0.2-1 - new version: 1.0.2-2

Versions of tools used: - bloom version: 0.5.20 - catkin_pkg version: 0.2.7 - rosdep version: 0.11.1 - rosdistro version: 0.4.1 - vcstools version: 0.1.36

homer_robot_face (indigo) - 1.0.2-1

The packages in the homer_robot_face repository were released into the indigo distro by running /usr/bin/bloom-release --rosdistro indigo --track indigo homer_robot_face --edit on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:42:18 -0000

The robot_face package was released.

Version of package(s) in repository homer_robot_face: - upstream repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - release repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - rosdistro version: 1.0.1-1 - old version: 1.0.2-0 - new version: 1.0.2-1

Versions of tools used: - bloom version: 0.5.20 - catkin_pkg version: 0.2.7 - rosdep version: 0.11.1 - rosdistro version: 0.4.1 - vcstools version: 0.1.36

homer_robot_face (indigo) - 1.0.2-0

The packages in the homer_robot_face repository were released into the indigo distro by running /usr/bin/bloom-release --rosdistro indigo --track indigo homer_robot_face --edit on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:36:47 -0000

The robot_face package was released.

Version of package(s) in repository homer_robot_face: - upstream repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - release repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - rosdistro version: 1.0.1-1 - old version: 1.0.1-1 - new version: 1.0.2-0

Versions of tools used: - bloom version: 0.5.20 - catkin_pkg version: 0.2.7 - rosdep version: 0.11.1 - rosdistro version: 0.4.1 - vcstools version: 0.1.36

homer_robot_face (indigo) - 1.0.1-1

The packages in the homer_robot_face repository were released into the indigo distro by running /usr/bin/bloom-release --rosdistro indigo --track indigo homer_robot_face on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:17:36 -0000

The robot_face package was released.

Version of package(s) in repository homer_robot_face: - upstream repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - release repository: unknown - rosdistro version: null - old version: 1.0.1-0 - new version: 1.0.1-1

Versions of tools used: - bloom version: 0.5.20 - catkin_pkg version: 0.2.7 - rosdep version: 0.11.1 - rosdistro version: 0.4.1 - vcstools version: 0.1.36

homer_robot_face (indigo) - 1.0.1-0

The packages in the homer_robot_face repository were released into the indigo distro by running /usr/bin/bloom-release --rosdistro indigo --track indigo homer_robot_face --edit on Tue, 08 Sep 2015 12:52:32 -0000

The robot_face package was released.

Version of package(s) in repository homer_robot_face: - upstream repository: https://gitlab.uni-koblenz.de/robbie/homer_robot_face.git - release repository: unknown - rosdistro version: null - old version: null - new version: 1.0.1-0

Versions of tools used: - bloom version: 0.5.20 - catkin_pkg version: 0.2.7 - rosdep version: 0.11.1 - rosdistro version: 0.4.1 - vcstools version: 0.1.36