Design and Emotional Evaluation of Pepe Jr: A Cost-Effective Platform For Human Robot Interaction Studies


This paper introduces Pepe Jr, a 4 DOF robotic lamp, designed as a cost-effective platform for Human Robot Interaction research. We discuss the mechanical and electronic design aspects of the robot, and the design of the motion patterns associated with each emotion expressed by the robot. We also discuss results from a battery of surveys to gauge user perception of these expressed emotions, which validate the design objectives of the robot.

2018 IEEE Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics, DISCOVER 2018 - Proceedings