AbstractsComputer Science

Has the amendment of IAS 19 increased the value-relevance of OCI in the Swedish stock market?; Har ändringen av IAS 19 ökade värde relevans  av övrigt totalresultat i den svenska aktiemarknaden?

by Lan Wang

Institution: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Year: 2016
Keywords: Industrial Robotics; Human-robot Collaboration; Facial-expression communication; Anthropomorphism; Nonverbal Communication; Natural Sciences; Computer and Information Science; Human Computer Interaction; Naturvetenskap; Data- och informationsvetenskap; Människa-datorinteraktion (interaktionsdesign)
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2063801
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189569


Collaborative robots are becoming more commonplace within factories to work alongside their human counterparts. With this newfound perspective towards robots being seen as collaborative partners comes the question of how interacting with these machines will change. This thesis therefore focuses on investigating the connection between facial expression communication in industrial robots and users' perceptions. Experiments were conducted to investigate the relationship between users' perceptions towards both existing facial expressions of the Baxter robot (an industrial robot by Rethink Robotics) and redesigned versions of these facial expressions. Findings reveal that the redesigned facial expressions provide a better match to users’ expectations. In addition, insights into improving the expressive communication between humans and robots are discussed, including the need for additional solutions which can complement the facial expressions displayed by providing more detailed information as needed. The last section of this thesis presents future research directions towards building a more intuitive and user-friendly human-robot cooperation space for future industrial robots.