US 11,657,626 B2
Emotion estimation apparatus
Kenji Okuma, Wako (JP); Takashi Okada, Wako (JP); Kota Saito, Wako (JP); Seungho Choi, Wako (JP); Yoshikazu Matsuo, Wako (JP); Naoki Kikuchi, Wako (JP); and Katsuya Ikenobu, Wako (JP)
Assigned to Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Jun. 9, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/343,043.
Application 17/343,043 is a continuation of application No. 16/665,491, filed on Oct. 28, 2019, granted, now 11,062,159.
Claims priority of application No. JP2018-203563 (JP), filed on Oct. 30, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2021/0295074 A1, Sep. 23, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06K 9/00 (2022.01); G06V 20/59 (2022.01); G06V 20/58 (2022.01)
CPC G06V 20/597 (2022.01) [G06V 20/584 (2022.01)] 4 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An emotion estimation apparatus comprising:
a recording section configured to record prediction information for predicting an occurrence of notification of prescribed information;
an event predicting section configured to predict the occurrence of the notification of the prescribed information, based on detection of the prediction information;
a frequency setting section configured to set a frequency with which an estimation of an emotion of a person is performed;
a notifying section configured to provide the notification of the prescribed information to the person; and
a confidence determining section configured to determine a degree of confidence of content of the notification provided by the notifying section, wherein
the frequency setting section sets the frequency to be higher in a case where the occurrence of the notification of the prescribed information is predicted by the event predicting section than in a case where the occurrence of the notification of the prescribed information is not predicted by the event predicting section, and
the frequency setting section sets the frequency based on the degree of confidence determined by the confidence determining section.