Robotics and Emotions

08 Sep 2017
14:00 - 19:00
Faculty of Engineering - AUDITORIUM -

Robotics and Emotions

CONFERENCE – Free entrance

The “Robotics and emotions” session aims at bringing together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results at the interface between neuroscience and robotics, with a specific focus on the emotional sphere.The topics will range from the ability of robots to express emotions, to the emotional interaction between humans and robots to the pleasant as well as unsettling emotional reaction androids can trigger.

Organiser: DANILO DE ROSSI, Full Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pisa

Scientific Committee: UGO FARAGUNA, Assistant Professor, University of Pisa; GABRIELE TROVATO, Phd Biorobotics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; FERDINANDO SARTUCCI, Full Professor of Neurology, University of Pisa; DANIELE MAZZEI, IT Department Researcher , University of Pisa.

Topics: Social robots expression: cultural differences; The uncanny valley; Robot Emotional Verbalization; Emotions in Humanoids; Psychology; Gender robotics; Mirror Neurons (Learning), Robot manufacturing; Cultural and educational robots; Affective computing; Androids; Facial expressions; Emotional affordances (robotics point of view); Psychology in Human-Robot Interaction.


First session: Chair Gabriele Trovato

14:00 – 14:35     Studies on neuroscience and the Uncanny Valley
Thierry Chaminade, Aix-Marseille University (France)

14:35 – 15:10      Persuasive robotics
Jaap Ham, Eindhoven Technical University (Netherlands)

15:10 – 15:45      Trustworthy robots
Maha Salem, University of Hertfordshire, Google (UK)

15:45 – 16:20      Non-verbal behaviour, Embodied Conversational
Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS / Pierre and Marie Curie University (France)

Second session:   Chair Ugo Faraguna

16:40 – 17:15     Robotic vision, social cognition
Alessandra Sciutti, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova (I)

17:15 – 17:50      The android FACE and facial expression
Danilo De Rossi, University of Pisa

17:50 – 18:25      The android Geminoid-DK and emotional models
Evgenios Vlachos, Aalborg University (Denmark)

18:25 – 19:00      Emotional expression in robots; influence of culture and religion
Gabriele Trovato, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru / Waseda University (Japan)