Publication:
User localization during human-robot interaction

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Identifiers
Publication date
2012-07-23
Defense date
Advisors
Tutors
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
MDPI
Impact
Google Scholar
Export
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Journal Issue
Abstract
This paper presents a user localization system based on the fusion of visual information and sound source localization, implemented on a social robot called Maggie. One of the main requisites to obtain a natural interaction between human-human and human-robot is an adequate spatial situation between the interlocutors, that is, to be orientated and situated at the right distance during the conversation in order to have a satisfactory communicative process. Our social robot uses a complete multimodal dialog system which manages the user-robot interaction during the communicative process. One of its main components is the presented user localization system. To determine the most suitable allocation of the robot in relation to the user, a proxemic study of the human-robot interaction is required, which is described in this paper. The study has been made with two groups of users: children, aged between 8 and 17, and adults. Finally, at the end of the paper, experimental results with the proposed multimodal dialog system are presented.
Description
Keywords
Sound source localization, Robot audition, Social robot, Array-microphone, Phonotaxis, Proxemics, Dialog system
Bibliographic citation
Alonso-Martín, F., Gorostiza, J.F., Malfaz, M., Salichs, M. A. (2012). User Localization During Human-Robot Interaction. Sensors, 12 (7), pp. 9913-9935.