|Short Description:||Development of an emotional trash bin|
|Research Topic:||Living Objects|
Aim of this project is to implement a trash bin that can move on the floor, showing some mood, e.g., a happy trash bin, a angry one, a tired one, or a shy one. Goal of the robot is to go around, find people and interact with them. Different reactions have been implemented according to the current emotion of the robot. It's capable of recognizing human presence but also certain types of objects: in this case a red ball, a blue bag, a yellow bag, and a bright green t-shirt. It will react in a different way for each object, and for each object in a different way for each emotion. And the same logic is applied when a human alone (no objects) is detected. The robot is able to interact by moving itself on the floor and by moving up and down the bin's lid.