Panormo: An Emo-Dramatic Tour Guide

Antonio Chella, Rosamaria E. Barone

In this paper we present Panormo a tour guide robot for the Botanical Garden of Palermo. Panormo is equipped with an emotional learning system that gives it the ability to learn the emotional evaluation for each incoming stimulus. This evaluation induces robot’s emotional states that drive its tour. The robot carries out a dramatization of the tour according to drama’s theory and its emotions. First experiments with the robot show that peoples are pleasantly involved by the robot.

Subjects: 17. Robotics; 1. Applications

Submitted: Jan 25, 2008

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