Analyzing Human Avoidance Behavior in Narrow Passage

Takayuki Nakatsuka, Tamon Miyake, Kotaro Kikuchi, Ayano Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Hayashi

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    Abstract

    To ensure that humans and robots can safely coexist, the ability to recognize human behavior is a prerequisite for robots and a fundamental technical challenge for researchers. Current research can only recognize relatively simple cases of human behavior due to the lack of enough data and archetypally designed experiments. Our study elucidates human behavior in a systematic manner by observing the behavior of human subjects under more complex situations where they are surrounded by other people or objects to address the challenge. We focus on the following common situation that people pass each other through a narrow passage. We constructed a motion capture room with a narrow passage environment and measured the motion of human subjects performing different tasks. In addition, during the narrow passage experiment, we made subjects hold different daily necessaries (such as a backpack) to observe influences on human behavior. Our study found that passing and avoidance behavior exhibited by each of our subjects were significantly influenced by what kind of daily necessaries subjects carry. This research provides novel findings on human behavior in complex environments: in the case where subjects holding a handbag (a type of daily necessaries that stays next to one's body), they showed the tendency to be affected by the other subject and move more dynamically compared to the subject without anything or with other daily necessaries; in the case where subjects carrying a backpack (a type of daily necessaries on one's back) and looking at a smartphone, they also showed the tendency of being affected by others, but their motion is restricted compared to the subject without anything.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages3738-3743
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538666500
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 16
    Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018 - Miyazaki, Japan
    Duration: 2018 Oct 72018 Oct 10

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018

    Conference

    Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018
    CountryJapan
    CityMiyazaki
    Period18/10/718/10/10

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Information Systems
    • Information Systems and Management
    • Health Informatics
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Nakatsuka, T., Miyake, T., Kikuchi, K., Kobayashi, A., & Hayashi, Y. (2019). Analyzing Human Avoidance Behavior in Narrow Passage. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018 (pp. 3738-3743). [8616630] (Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMC.2018.00633