Abstract Gabriele Trovato 5 Jan 2018

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Facilitating interaction with robots through emotions, design, culture and religion

Human-robot interaction poses several challenges in order to be comfortable. Some important factors such as emotions expression, exterior design, background culture and religion concur to robot acceptance and may facilitate the interaction. In this presentation, experiments done in several countries with humanoid robots and novel perspectives in robot design shed light on the matter.


Speaker Bio: Gabriele Trovato is currently Assistant Professor in Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. He received his M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, and Ph.D. degree in Biorobotics in Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. Within the relations between the two countries, Gabriele Trovato has been in the organising committee of Italy-Japan Workshops since 2011. He has been Visiting Researcher in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), Carnegie Mellon University (USA), University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), PUCP (Peru) and Imperial College London (UK) among others. Gabriele Trovato has worked in the video game industry, being involved in the development of the world-wide notorious game "Sid Meier's Civilization" and having created popular innovative mods for the game. His main research interests include Human-Robot Interaction, with focus on culture related aspects, artificial emotions in humanoids, robot design, and Procedural Content Generation.