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Autonomous question answering with mobile robots in human-populated environments

Michael Jae-Yoon Chung, Andrzej Pronobis, Maya Cakmak, Dieter Fox, Rajesh P. N. Rao
2016 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)  
Autonomous mobile robots will soon become ubiquitous in human-populated environments.  ...  We evaluate our approach with a custom mobile robot deployed in a university building, with questions collected from occupants of the building.  ...  RELATED WORK Previous work has explored many applications of autonomous mobile robots in human environments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2016.7759146 dblp:conf/iros/ChungPCFR16 fatcat:r3wewgzkezhixp6icv5f73z3va

Designing information gathering robots for human-populated environments

Michael Jae-Yoon Chung, Andrzej Pronobis, Maya Cakmak, Dieter Fox, Rajesh P. N. Rao
2015 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)  
Advances in mobile robotics have enabled robots that can autonomously operate in human-populated environments.  ...  Although primary tasks for such robots might be fetching, delivery, or escorting, they present an untapped potential as information gathering agents that can answer questions for the community of co-inhabitants  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We thank Max Leigh Martens Glass for helping with designing the survey. This work was funded by the ONR Science of Autonomy grant no. N000141310817 and NSF grant no. IIS-1318733.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2015.7354194 dblp:conf/iros/ChungPCFR15 fatcat:citvgtd5kbcfpgjr2ppsg4obrq

Socially Compliant Navigation Dataset (SCAND): A Large-Scale Dataset of Demonstrations for Social Navigation [article]

Haresh Karnan, Anirudh Nair, Xuesu Xiao, Garrett Warnell, Soeren Pirk, Alexander Toshev, Justin Hart, Joydeep Biswas, Peter Stone
2022 arXiv   pre-print
With the emergence of autonomously navigating mobile robots in human populated environments (e.g., domestic service robots in homes and restaurants and food delivery robots on public sidewalks), incorporating  ...  Social navigation is the capability of an autonomous agent, such as a robot, to navigate in a 'socially compliant' manner in the presence of other intelligent agents such as humans.  ...  in the presence of autonomous robots [8] .  ... 
arXiv:2203.15041v2 fatcat:t7bjkt27sfdwbdxych7kyl5b7i

Social Robots in Hospitals: A Systematic Review

Carina Soledad González-González, Verónica Violant-Holz, Rosa Maria Gil-Iranzo
2021 Applied Sciences  
This study aims to shed light on the current status of the design of social robots and their interaction with patients.  ...  Social robots are gaining prominence due to the advantages they offer; in particular, several of their main uses have proven beneficial during the pandemic.  ...  The design of robots (mobile social robot) intended to meet the needs of the population in question needs to consider: 1/ design factors, dimensions, and degrees of freedom, movement system, actuators  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11135976 fatcat:tdz637ic6zfexkqnvjb2xz2r7e

Pilot Study of Person Robot Interaction in a Public Transit Space [chapter]

Mikael Svenstrup, Thomas Bak, Ouri Maler, Hans Jørgen Andersen, Ole B. Jensen
2009 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
The results showed that people were generally positive towards having mobile robots in this type of environment where shopping is combined with transit.  ...  This paper describes a study of the effect of a human interactive robot placed in an urban transit space.  ...  This calls not only for skills for interacting with humans, but also for navigating in populated public areas.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03558-6_9 fatcat:4vnrnks57jd7zccjbsxiqqrchm

Augmented Virtual Reality: Combining Crowd Sensing and Social Data Mining with Large-Scale Simulation Using Mobile Agents for Future Smart Cities

Stefan Bosse, Uwe Engel
2019 Proceedings (MDPI)  
The simulation world interacts with real world environments, humans, machines, and other virtual worlds in real-time.  ...  .), mobile agents can perform Crowd Sensing by participating in questionanswer dialogs via a chat blog provided by a WEB App that can be used by the masses.  ...  Intelligent Machines and Socio-Technical Systems In the following, robots are considered to be intelligent machines (AI bots) posing some kind of autonomous behaviour, learning, and interaction with environments  ... 
doi:10.3390/ecsa-5-05762 fatcat:4ivcqteugrhqpfqmrihe63c4vi

On the Use of Safety Certification Practices in Autonomous Field Robot Software Development: A Systematic Mapping Study [chapter]

Johann Thor Mogensen Ingibergsson, Ulrik Pagh Schultz, Marco Kuhrmann
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents the findings from a systematic mapping study in which we study the state-of-the-art in developing software for safety-critical software for autonomous field robots.  ...  The purpose of the study is to identify practices used for the development of autonomous field robots and how these practices relate to available safety standards.  ...  Here, the focus lays on mobile and autonomous robots, and emphasis is put on software/system development (in general), control, environment, interaction with humans, modeling, and standards.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-26844-6_25 fatcat:ppn3d45ecnbcxonzcondl73iqi

Systematic Mapping Literature Review of Mobile Robotics Competitions

Laiany Brancalião, José Gonçalves, Miguel Á. Conde, Paulo Costa
2022 Sensors  
More than 50 mobile robotics competitions were found and it was possible to analyze most of the competitions in detail in order to answer the research questions, finding the main goals, target public,  ...  This paper presents a systematic mapping literature review about the mobile robotics competitions that took place over the last few decades in order to obtain an overview of the main objectives, target  ...  Research Questions Answers RQ1: What type of mobile robotics competitions exist in the last few decades and with what aim?  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22062160 pmid:35336329 pmcid:PMC8954594 fatcat:5qx2mtchy5dsrcgryrd3favhhq

October 2015

2015 ASHA Leader  
Survey on the use of robots/unmanned systems in scenarios involving radiological or nuclear threats  ...  It would have been sensible to have separated this questionnaire into autonomous and nonautonomous robots, as the answers will be different. • Semi-autonomous manipulation in degraded human environments  ...  Completely autonomous systems have much more serious implications than robots with human overseers.  ... 
doi:10.1044/leader.ppl.20102015.20 fatcat:ly3v5q5ve5go5f5nq7ogyfok5e

Conversational Affective Social Robots for Ageing and Dementia Support

Maria R. Lima, Maitreyee Wairagkar, Manish Gupta, Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Payam Barnaghi, David J. Sharp, Ravi Vaidyanathan
2021 IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems  
Endowing robots with spoken language capabilities is paramount for engaging human-robot interactions (HRI).  ...  Socially assistive robots (SAR) hold significant potential to assist older adults and people with dementia in human engagement and clinical contexts by supporting mental health and independence at home  ...  populations and individuals with cognitive impairment in domestic or clinical environments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcds.2021.3115228 fatcat:7zkfbl3hwrc45mnv2z23rowe6e

Randomized Robot Trophallaxis [chapter]

Trung Dung, Henrik Schioler
2008 Recent Advances in Multi Robot Systems  
We describe the mechanical and electrical design of a mobile robot, called the CISSbot 1 . The robots are designed towards truly autonomous robots in large populations through energy trophallaxis.  ...  In the present case, we ask for distribution of energy resources throughout the population of mobile robots as well as the survival state of the population, i.e. how many robots have survived energy starvation  ...  In the longer perspective, we are interested in large populations of mobile robots in which a robot is a truly autonomous agent.  ... 
doi:10.5772/5484 fatcat:5zjgzbzhpzc5zkgniffhbovdtq

Intelligent Robotic Perception Systems [chapter]

Cristiano Premebida, Rares Ambrus, Zoltan-Csaba Marton
2018 Applications of Mobile Robots [Working Title]  
Recent advances in human-robot interaction, complex robotic tasks, intelligent reasoning, and decision-making are, at some extent, the results of the notorious evolution and success of ML algorithms.  ...  Examples of such applications are object detection, environment representation, scene understanding, human/pedestrian detection, activity recognition, semantic place classification, object modeling, among  ...  While research into mobile robotic technology has been very active over the last few decades, robotic systems that can operate robustly, for extended periods of time, in human-populated environments remain  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.79742 fatcat:zrvsznb3frcthl3pfy7r54kire

A Systematic Review of Robotics Research in Support of In-Home Care for Older Adults

Anas Abou Allaban, Maozhen Wang, Taşkın Padır
2020 Information  
Suggestions for accelerating the deployment of robots at home for providing older adults with independent care in the home are presented based on the results and insights from this study.  ...  This review aims to address two questions: (1) What research is being done towards integrating robotics for caring for older adults?  ...  We seek to answer two questions in our review: 1. What research is being done towards integrating robotics for caring for older adults? 2.  ... 
doi:10.3390/info11020075 fatcat:tkyx5s2mjncvvchqpr7fkwigri

The ECHORD Project: A General Perspective [chapter]

Sascha Griffiths, Ciro Natale, Ricardo Araújo, Germano Veiga, Pasquale Chiacchio, Florian Röhrbein, Stefano Chiaverini, Reinhard Lafrenz
2014 Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics  
The European funded ECHORD project 1 European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development began in January 2009 with the ambitious goal of bringing together European robotics manufacturers with the excellent  ...  There has been a long history of outstanding research and development in both robot manufacturers and research institutes.  ...  Here, mobile manipulators solve concrete problems in dynamically changing environments with moving obstacles and interaction with humans. -The fourth research focus is on networked robots.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-03838-4_1 fatcat:6vwxybovv5ev3g5mw4xre4tmmm

From Human-Human to Human-Machine Cooperation in Manufacturing 4.0

Lydia Habib, Marie-Pierre Pacaux-Lemoine, Quentin Berdal, Damien Trentesaux
2021 Processes  
This paper proposes an experimental study based on a platform that uses an intelligent manufacturing system made up of mobile robots, autonomous shuttles using the principle of intelligent products, and  ...  manufacturing robots in the context of Manufacturing 4.0.  ...  Acknowledgments: The research presented in this paper is carried out in the context of the HU-MANISM N • ANR-17-CE10-0009 research program, funded by the ANR "Agence Nationale de la Recherche", and by  ... 
doi:10.3390/pr9111910 fatcat:3wfwnn4borfldjr5aynojc35ba
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