Exploring the use of light and display indicators for communicating directional intent

Moondeep Chandra Shrestha, Ayano Kobayashi, Tomoya Onishi, Hayato Yanagawa, Yuta Yokoyama, Erika Uno, Alexander Schmitz, Mitsuhiro Kamezaki, Shigeki Sugano

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Abstract

Legible robot behavior is a key element for smooth and efficient navigation among humans. However, at present, even the state-of-the-art robots cannot communicate its internal state of directional intent by displaying human-like non-verbal cues. In this paper, we explore various modes for communicating directional intent of a robot across three different scenarios as a means of overcoming the shortcomings of the robot's non-verbal communication abilities. Specifically, we look into turn indicators, display indicators, and their combinations with sound and investigate their effectiveness across different passing scenarios. Our study shows us that using auxiliary communicating methods significantly improves the perceived feelings of our dependent measures. Further, communicating intention also helps in improving cooperation. However, the effectiveness greatly varies with the modes and the passing scenarios. In the case of 90 degrees crossing scenario, even though participants have positive perceived feelings, this does not necessarily translate into smooth and efficient navigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1651-1656
Number of pages6
Volume2016-September
ISBN (Electronic)9781509020652
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 26
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016 - Banff, Canada
Duration: 2016 Jul 122016 Jul 15

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016
CountryCanada
CityBanff
Period16/7/1216/7/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Shrestha, M. C., Kobayashi, A., Onishi, T., Yanagawa, H., Yokoyama, Y., Uno, E., Schmitz, A., Kamezaki, M., & Sugano, S. (2016). Exploring the use of light and display indicators for communicating directional intent. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016 (Vol. 2016-September, pp. 1651-1656). [7577007] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2016.7577007