Hey, I'm over here - How can a robot attract people's attention?

Markus Finke, Kheng Lee Koay, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Michael L. Walters, Joe Saunders


This paper describes how sonar sensors can be used to recognize human movements. The robot distinguishes objects from humans by assuming that only people move by themselves. Two methods using either rules or Hidden Markov Models are described. The robot classifies different movements to provide a basis for judging if a person is interested in an interaction. A comparison of two experiment results is presented. The use of orienting cues by the robot in response to detected human movement for eliciting interaction is also studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationROMAN 2005. IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2005
Number of pages6
Publication date01.12.2005
Article number1513748
ISBN (Print)0-7803-9274-4
Publication statusPublished - 01.12.2005
Event14th IEEE Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication - Nashville, United States
Duration: 13.08.200518.08.2005
Conference number: 67935


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