University of Hertfordshire

Classifying types of gesture and inferring intent

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcs of the AISB 05 Symposium on Robot Companions
Subtitle of host publicationHard Problems and Open Challenges in Robot-Human Interaction
Publication statusPublished - 2005


In order to infer intent from gesture, a rudimentary classification of types of gestures into five main classes is introduced. The classification is intended as a basis for incorporating the understanding of gesture into human-robot interaction (HRI). Some requirements for the operational classification of gesture by a robot interacting with humans are also suggested.

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