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Robotic Interface

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  • Safety Technologies

Features

RA, the Robotic Agent, establishes the driver's frame of mind by monitoring facial expressions and voice patterns. Armed with that information, RA interacts with the driver using speech and gestures to help encourage him/her into a more positive mental state. Research shows that a happy driver is a safer driver. In other words, being in a positive frame of mind can help reduce accidents.
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Technology Overview

Inferring a driver's mental state by facial expressions (demo)
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RA infers the driver's mental state using eye aspect, eyebrow height, and shape of the mouth, and then maps the result to a colour coordinate.
Inferring a driver's mental state by voice patterns
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