Recognition of Affective State for Austist from Stereotyped Gestures

Marcos Yuzuru O. Camada, Diego Stéfano, Jés J. F. Cerqueira, Antonio Marcus N. Lima, André Gustavo S. Conceição, Augusto C. P. L. da Costa

Abstract

Autists may exhibit difficulty in interaction (social and communication) with others and also stereotyped gestures. Thus, autists have difficulty to recognize and to express emotions. Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) researches have contributed with robotic devices able to be mediator among autist, therapists and parents. The stereotyped behaviors of these individuals are due to their defense mechanism from of their hypersensitivity. The affective state of a person can be quantify from poses and gestures. This paper proposes a system is able to infer the defense level of autists from their stereotyped gestures. This system is part of the socially assistive robot project called HiBot. The proposed system consist of two cognitive subsystems: Hidden Markov Models (HMM), in order to determine the stereotyped gesture, and Fuzzy Inference System (FIS), to infer activation level of these gestures. The results of these simulations show this approach is able to infer the defense level for an task or the presence of the robot.

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Camada M., Stéfano D., Cerqueira J., Lima A., Conceição A. and Costa A. (2016). Recognition of Affective State for Austist from Stereotyped Gestures . In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-758-198-4, pages 197-204. DOI: 10.5220/0005983201970204


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@conference{icinco16,
author={Marcos Yuzuru O. Camada and Diego Stéfano and Jés J. F. Cerqueira and Antonio Marcus N. Lima and André Gustavo S. Conceição and Augusto C. P. L. da Costa},
title={Recognition of Affective State for Austist from Stereotyped Gestures},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2016},
pages={197-204},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005983201970204},
isbn={978-989-758-198-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - Recognition of Affective State for Austist from Stereotyped Gestures
SN - 978-989-758-198-4
AU - Camada M.
AU - Stéfano D.
AU - Cerqueira J.
AU - Lima A.
AU - Conceição A.
AU - Costa A.
PY - 2016
SP - 197
EP - 204
DO - 10.5220/0005983201970204