MIT Happy Robot

Happy Robot

In 2017, together with Ognjen Rudovic and Javier Hernandez, we built a robot-human interaction demo for the World Happiness Summit in Miami, using a Softbank NAO robot.

The recent rise of humanoid robots has affected many aspects of our daily lives, bringing a number of medical and wellbeing applications. Specifically, humanoid robots such as NAO have potential to engage in interactions with humans with the goal of making the interaction fun and evoking happiness in the participants. The goal of this project was to demonstrate affective computing techology that allowed NAO to sense the emotions of the summit attendees and engage them in a fun way through semi-autonomous interactions, usch as simple conversations, imitations, dancing, etc.

World Happiness SummitWorld Happiness Summit Miami – WOHASU