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Development of caricaturing robot and its prospect through the Prototype Robot Exhibition in EXPO 2005
Author(s): Takayuki Fujiwara; Takashi Watanabe; Takuma Funahashi; Hiroyasu Koshimizu; Katsuya Suzuki
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Paper Abstract

We developed the facial caricaturing robot "COOPER", that was exhibited at the Prototype Robot Exhibition of EXPO 2005, Aichi Japan during 11 days from Jun.9 to Jun.19. COOPER watches the face of a person seated at the chair, obtains facial images, and analyzes the images to extract 251 feature points to generate his facial line drawings with deformation. It is noted that the caricature was drawn on the specialized "Shrimp rice cracker" in 4 minutes. To do this we customized the original system PICASSO by coping with the illumination circumstances in EXPO pavilion. This paper illustrates the outline of the COOPER and the details of the image processing in it. And we discusses on the prospects of the future subjects based on more than 395 facial caricatures obtained at EXPO2005.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6051, Optomechatronic Machine Vision, 605111 (6 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.648093
Show Author Affiliations
Takayuki Fujiwara, Chukyo Univ. (Japan)
Takashi Watanabe, Chukyo Univ. (Japan)
Takuma Funahashi, Chukyo Univ. (Japan)
Hiroyasu Koshimizu, Chukyo Univ. (Japan)
Katsuya Suzuki, Chukyo Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6051:
Optomechatronic Machine Vision
Kazuhiko Sumi, Editor(s)

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