I am Giulia Ballardini, an Italian student in Bioengineering and Robotics at University of Genoa. Thanks to C.M. Lerici Foundation I am carrying out a research project in the division of Robotics, Perception and Learning at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Here, I am working in an international team, which also include Luigi (the little humanoid robot in the photo). In this project we are using different types of cameras and sensors to investigate human emotions while people playing a trivial game with Luigi.
The long-term goal is to improve the human-robot interaction, making the robot aware of the human emotional state.