Embodied communication between human and robot in route guidance

Guillermo Enriquez, Yoshifumi Buyo, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    Walking with someone or guiding them to a destination is a simple task that humans do everyday. However, while almost any mobile robot can navigate to a given point while a human walks behind it, these robots do not take into consideration whether the human is following along properly. Our research involves the use of a wireless sensor network for navigation of a guidance robot and a vision-based tracking system for human awareness. The network creates a virtual directional field that provides a directional imperative to the robot, and the vision system allows it to detect if a following human has strayed. We also present a demonstration of our system in a real world application.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Pages824-829
    Number of pages6
    Volume4557 LNCS
    EditionPART 1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventSymposium on Human Interface 2007 - Beijing
    Duration: 2007 Jul 222007 Jul 27

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    NumberPART 1
    Volume4557 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

    Other

    OtherSymposium on Human Interface 2007
    CityBeijing
    Period07/7/2207/7/27

    Keywords

    • Guidance
    • Human-aware
    • Tracking
    • Wireless sensor network

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science

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