Eyes Saccades & Jibo as sales assistant


A year has passed… but I’ve never published it.

For a school project me and @covolmar developed a proof of concept for having Jibo as sales assistant.

What is really interesting, aside from the “sales assistant” functionalities, is the implementation of the eye saccades: those quick and spontaneous movement of the eyes which everyone of us does continuously.

The implementation is based on the information found in this paper and it’s obviously simplified. https://www.cis.upenn.edu/~badler/papers/EyesAlive.pdf

In this video you can see a demo of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TiQD2uD7NQ

I believe it’s remarkable how Jibo seems more lively and attentive with this eyes movements.

In case you are interested, here is the repo on GitHub: https://github.com/gioretti/MrJibo