Initial Design, Implementation and Technical Evaluation of a Context-aware Proxemics Planner for a Social Robot

Kheng Lee Koay, Dag Syrdal, Richard Bormann, Joe Saunders, Michael L. Walters, Kerstin Dautenhahn

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

14 Citations (Scopus)
191 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Home Companion Robots need to be able to support users in their daily living activities and to be socially adaptive. They should take account of users’ individual preferences, environments and social situations in order to behave in a socially acceptable manner and to gain acceptance into the household. They will need to be context-aware, taking account of any relevant contextual information and improve on delivering services by adapting to users’ requirements. We present the design, implementation and technical evaluation of a Context-aware Proxemics Planner which aims to improve a robots’ social behaviour by adapting its distances and orientation to the user in terms of interpersonal space, based on contextual information regarding the task, user and the robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics - 9th International Conference, ICSR 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages12-22
Number of pages11
Volume10652 LNAI
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-70022-9
ISBN (Print)9783319700212
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Oct 2017
Event9th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2017 - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 22 Nov 201724 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10652 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2017
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTsukuba
Period22/11/1724/11/17

Keywords

  • Context-aware systems
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Proxemics
  • Robotic home companions
  • Social robots

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Initial Design, Implementation and Technical Evaluation of a Context-aware Proxemics Planner for a Social Robot'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this