Pebbles: An interactive configuration tool for indoor robot navigation

Haipeng Mi, Kentaro Ishii, Lei Ma, Natsuda Laokulrat, Masahiko Inami, Takeo Igarashi

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Abstract

This study presents an interactive configuration tool that assists non-expert users to design specific navigation route for mobile robot in an indoor environment. The user places small active markers, called pebbles, on the floor along the desired route in order to guide the robot to the destination. The active markers establish a navigation network by communicating each other with IR beacon and the robot follows the markers to reach the designated goal. During the installation, a user can get effective feedback from LED indicators and voice prompts, so that the user can immediately understand if the navigation route is appropriately configured as expected. With this tool a novice user may easily customize a mobile robot for various indoor tasks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdjunct Proceedings of the 25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'12
Pages11-12
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 19
Event25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2012 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: 2012 Oct 72012 Oct 10

Publication series

NameAdjunct Proceedings of the 25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'12

Other

Other25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2012
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period12/10/712/10/10

Keywords

  • Indoor navigation
  • Interactive configuration
  • Non-expert user
  • Tangible user interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Mi, H., Ishii, K., Ma, L., Laokulrat, N., Inami, M., & Igarashi, T. (2012). Pebbles: An interactive configuration tool for indoor robot navigation. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'12 (pp. 11-12). (Adjunct Proceedings of the 25th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'12). https://doi.org/10.1145/2380296.2380303