University of Hertfordshire

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An Autonomous Proxemic System for a Mobile Companion Robot

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the AISB 2010 Symposium on New Frontiers for Human Robot Interaction
Publication statusPublished - 2010


This paper presents an Autonomous Proxemic
System (APS) for a mobile robot. It detects people in the
surroundings and manipulates the robot’s motions to approach
them keeping an acceptable proxemic distance. The APS sensing
functions include face and upper body detection, leg detection,
and motion detection using camera, laser, and infra-red sensors
respectively. The control functions consist of approach a human
and obstacle avoidance. APS uses the sonar and laser range
devices to keep an accurate proxemic distance with the human.
Initial system tests indicate that the APS keeps desired proxemic
distances to within an acceptable error margin

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