A study on a robot chasing a human using Kinect while identifying walking parameters using the back view

S. Konno, Akira Mita

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Abstract

Recently, the demand of the building spaces to respond to increase of single aged households and the diversification of life style is increasing. Smart house is one of them, but it is difficult for them to be changed and renovated. Therefore, we suggest Biofied builing. In biofied building, we use a mobile robot to get concious and unconcious information about residents and try to make it more secure and comfort builing spaces by realizing the intraction between residents and builing spaces. Walking parameters are one of the most important unconscious information about residents. They are an indicator of autonomy of elderly, and changes of stride length and walking speed may be pridictive of a future fall and a cognitive impairment. By observing their walking and informing residents their walking state, they can forestall such dangers and it helps them to live more securely and autonomously. Many methods to estimate walking parameters have been studied. The famous ones are to use accelerometers and a motion capture camera. Walking parameters estimated by them are high precise but the sensors are attached to a human body in these method and it can make human's walk different from the original walk. Furthermore, some elderly feel it to invade them. In this work, Kinect which can get information about human untouchably was used on the mobile robot. A stride time, stride length, and walking speed were estimated from the back view of human by following him or her. Evaluation was done for 10m, 5m, 4m, and 3m in whole walking. As a result, the proposal system can estimate walking parameters of the walk more than 3m.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume9061
ISBN (Print)9780819499875
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2014 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2014 Mar 102014 Mar 13

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OtherSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period14/3/1014/3/13

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Keywords

  • Back View
  • Biofied Building
  • Gait
  • Human-Following
  • Kinect
  • Mobile Robot
  • Walking Parameters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Konno, S., & Mita, A. (2014). A study on a robot chasing a human using Kinect while identifying walking parameters using the back view. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 9061). [90611S] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2044990

A study on a robot chasing a human using Kinect while identifying walking parameters using the back view. / Konno, S.; Mita, Akira.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9061 SPIE, 2014. 90611S.

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

Konno, S & Mita, A 2014, A study on a robot chasing a human using Kinect while identifying walking parameters using the back view. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 9061, 90611S, SPIE, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2014, San Diego, CA, United States, 14/3/10. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2044990
Konno S, Mita A. A study on a robot chasing a human using Kinect while identifying walking parameters using the back view. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9061. SPIE. 2014. 90611S https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2044990
Konno, S. ; Mita, Akira. / A study on a robot chasing a human using Kinect while identifying walking parameters using the back view. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9061 SPIE, 2014.
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