Facial Emotion Recognition for HRI Applications

TitleFacial Emotion Recognition for HRI Applications
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2019
AuthorsSaxena, S., S. Tripathi, and TSB. Sudarshan
Conference Name4th International Conference on Advance in Robotics (AIR2019)
KeywordsDept. of Electronics and communication Engineering.

An advancement in Human-Robot Interaction is the ability of robot to understand human emotions. Emotion recognition can be carried out using multiple modes like text, speech, gestures and facial expression. Emotion recognition using faces has proven to be the most effective mode. Facial expression analysis has multiple applications. These include surveillance, monitoring senior citizens or young kids, monitoring patient conditions in ICUs at hospitals, improving customer satisfaction and many more. It is hence desirable to develop a technique for human robot interaction that can recognize human emotions and can be used for HRI applications. In this paper, we describe a PhD research plan which focuses on developing a technique for multi-face emotion recognition and use it for coboting applications.