Communicating Directional Intent in Robot Navigation using Projection Indicators

Moondeep Chandra Shrestha, Tomoya Onishi, Ayano Kobayashi, Mitsuhiro Kamezaki, Shigeki Sugano

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Abstract

Smooth and efficient robot navigation among humans is a crucial requirement for successful integration of robots in human society. Towards this end, an indispensable characteristic of robot action is legibility while communicating its intention. However, unlike humans, present robots cannot convey its intention through human-like non-verbal communication. This paper explores the use of projection indicators for communicating directional intent of a robot across three different 'crossing scenarios' as a means of overcoming the shortcomings of the robot's non-verbal communication abilities. The results of the study show statistically significant improvement in perceived feelings of the measured attributes when using the auxiliary communication method. The studied method also improves cooperation from the participants. Nevertheless, the improvement in perceived feeling does not necessarily replicate in terms of smoothness across all the scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2018 - 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages746-751
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538679807
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 6
Event27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2018 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 2018 Aug 272018 Aug 31

Other

Other27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2018
CountryChina
CityNanjing
Period18/8/2718/8/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Communication
  • Artificial Intelligence

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