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Title:
ROBOT DEVICE, ITS CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDED MEDIUM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2000/068879
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A robot device having light-emitting elements looking like eyes which are turned on/off for expression of its emotion according to the output of an external sensor. The user can recognize the emotion of the robot device based on the light emission state of the light-emitting elements, which enhances the attachment and curiosity of the user to the robot device and the entertainment afforded by the robot device is further improved. Its control method and a recorded medium are also disclosed.

Inventors:
Inoue, Makoto (Sony Corporation 7-35, Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo, 141-0001, JP)
Yamagishi, Takeshi (Sony Corporation 7-35, Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo, 141-0001, JP)
Application Number:
PCT/JP2000/002990
Publication Date:
November 16, 2000
Filing Date:
May 10, 2000
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Assignee:
SONY CORPORATION (7-35, Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo, 141-0001, JP)
Inoue, Makoto (Sony Corporation 7-35, Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo, 141-0001, JP)
Yamagishi, Takeshi (Sony Corporation 7-35, Kitashinagawa 6-chome Shinagawa-ku Tokyo, 141-0001, JP)
International Classes:
A63H3/00; A63H3/36; A63H3/38; A63H11/00; A63H29/24; B25J13/00; B25J19/00; G06N3/00; H02J7/00; (IPC1-7): G06N3/00
Foreign References:
JPS63192423A1988-08-09
JPS6419492U1989-01-31
Other References:
HIROMI KANEKO: 'Pet robot, wo kaibo, 16 jiyudo, 56 dosa no entertainment-4 soku jiritsu gata' ELECTRONICS vol. 4, no. 3, 01 March 1998, pages 34 - 35, XP002945879
HIROKI KITANO ET AL: 'Sony legged robot for robocup challenge' 1998 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION vol. 3, 16 May 1998 - 20 May 1998, pages 2605 - 2612, XP002930719
DATABASE INSPEC ON STN INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS (STEVENGE, GB) ACC. NO. C9809-7810-026 WEI-MIN SHEN ET AL.: 'Building integrated robots for soccer competition', XP002945892 & PROCEEDINGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MULTI AGENT SYSTEMS 03 July 1998 - 07 July 1998, pages 465 - 466
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See also references of EP 1120740A1
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Tanabe, Shigemoto (Green-Fantasia Building 5th Floor 11-11-508, Jingumae 1-chome Shibuya-ku Tokyo, 150-0001, JP)
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