NumberII-2-p25
Title Effect of Entrainment Phenomena to Intimacy of Firefly Robots
Authors Shigeru Sakurazawa (Future University Hakodate)
Hiroko Nishi (Future University Hakodate)
Hitomi Ishikawa (Future University Hakodate)
Abstract When nonlinear self-oscillatory system is coupled, synchronization phenomenon called gentrainmenth occurs. Usage of the entrainment phenomena is very efficient for intimate interaction between human and agent. In this study, a firefly robot inspired by synchronized flashing of fireflies was designed. The firefly robot has the blinker light which is controlled by van der Pol equation and synchronizes with the other fireflyfs blinker light each other by their entrainment phenomenon. To investigate intimate effect of the entrainment phenomenon, pulse wave was recorded during the subject watch the firefly robots and subjective evaluation was done by the subject after all trials. As the result, the robots has intimate effect by applying synchronization such as the entrainment phenomenon by coupling of nonlinear oscillators.
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