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Child-Centred Motion-Based Age and Gender Estimation with Neural Network Learning
Anara Sandygulova, Yerdaulet Absattar, Damir Doszhan, German I. Parisi

Last modified: 2016-03-29


The focus of this work is to investigate how children's perception of the robot changes with age and gender, and to enable the robot to adapt to these differences for improving human-robot interaction (HRI). We propose a neural network-based learning architecture to estimate children's age and gender based on the body motion performing a set of actions. To evaluate our system, we collected a fully annotated depth dataset of 28 children (aged between 7 and 16 years old) and applied it to a learning-based method for age and gender estimation by modeling children's 3D skeleton motion data. We discuss our results that show an average accuracy of 95.2% and 90.3% for age and gender respectively in the context of a real-world scenario.


Human-Robot Interaction, Child-Robot Interaction, Human Recognition, Personalization, User Modeling, User Profile

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