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The PaPeRo has been researched and developed with the intention of its being a partner with human beings and its being able to live together with them.For this reason, it has various basic functions for the purpose of interacting with people.Here we introduce the essential elements and functions needed for that interaction.
Speak (Speech recognition and Speech synthesis)
- Speech recognition:
Human language can be recognized using speech recognition technology. Basically PaPeRo recognize approximately 200 words and it will increase accordingly when new functions are incorporated to PaPeRo.
- Speech synthesis:
PaPeRo uses latest speech synthesis technology and it can speak with natural and cute voice.
- Condition detection feedback:
When the surroundings are noisy or the sounds spoken to the PaPeRo are too loud or too soft, this is recognized and communicated to the user.
Recognize faces (Face recognition)
- Face detection:
It finds people from the images on its CCD camera by means of image recognition technology.
- Facial identification:
It can discriminate among and memorize the faces of up to 30 people.
- Face tracking:
By tracking a face that it has found, it interacts while always looking at the face.
- Condition detection feedback:
When it cannot see a face well or if the distance or location is not satisfactory, it will adjust the distance on its own or tell the person, "It's too dark."
React to your touch (Touch sensors)
Nine touch sensors are mounted on the head and the body of the robot to achieve various interaction with children from a wide range of ages, including infants. For example, PaPeRo become happy when you pet its head and PaPeRo tickles when you touch its belly.
Walking about (Obstacle avoidance)
When PaPeRo is not talking with people it engages in autonomous activities such as walking around the room at will or dancing on its own. Using its sensors such as cameras and ultrasonic sensors, PaPeRo can walk without colliding objects on the floor.
When PaPeRo's battery level drops, it look for its charging station and it docks from its back by itself. When its battery is charged, PaPeRo comes out from the charging station.
You can have fun with PaPeRo! PaPeRo performs dances, mimicry (vacuum cleaner, pot, ramen noodles, motorcycle, bicycle, bunny hop, space alien, etc.), riddles, quizzes, fortune telling and others.
PaPeRo can convey messages. When you leave a message to a certain person, PaPeRo will convey the message to that person when PaPeRo recognize the person using face recognition technology.
You can ask to PaPeRo to do something from remote place using PC or mobile phone and wireless network. PaPeRo will dance, greet or talk any message sent from you.
Not only functions originally installed in PaPeRo, you can make your own actions, behaviors, conversations, interaction or functions and add them to PaPeRo using development tools. There are wide variety of tools from visual editor which can be easily used by high school students to software development tool (SDK) which is used by researchers and programmers to develop PaPeRo itself.