Understanding suitable locations for waiting

Takuya Kitade, Satoru Satake, Takayuki Kanda, Michita Imai

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Abstract

This study addresses the robot that waits for users while they shop. In order to wait, the robot needs to understand which locations are appropriate for waiting. We investigated how people choose locations for waiting, and revealed that they are concerned with 'disturbing pedestrians' and 'disturbing shop activities'. Using these criteria, we developed a classifier of waiting locations. 'Disturbing pedestrians' are estimated from statistics of pedestrian trajectories, which is observed with a human-tracking system based on laser range finders. 'Disturbing shop activities' are estimated based on shop visibility. We evaluated this autonomous waiting behavior in a shopping-assist scenario. The experimental results revealed that users found the autonomous waiting robot chose appropriate waiting locations for waiting more than a robot with random choice or one controlled manually by the user him or herself.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Pages57-64
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Mar 32013 Mar 6

Other

Other8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period13/3/313/3/6

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Robots
Range finders
Visibility
Classifiers
Trajectories
Statistics
Lasers

Keywords

  • model for waiting locations
  • shopping-assistant robot
  • Understanding environments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kitade, T., Satake, S., Kanda, T., & Imai, M. (2013). Understanding suitable locations for waiting. In ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 57-64). [6483502] https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2013.6483502

Understanding suitable locations for waiting. / Kitade, Takuya; Satake, Satoru; Kanda, Takayuki; Imai, Michita.

ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. 2013. p. 57-64 6483502.

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

Kitade, T, Satake, S, Kanda, T & Imai, M 2013, Understanding suitable locations for waiting. in ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction., 6483502, pp. 57-64, 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2013, Tokyo, Japan, 13/3/3. https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2013.6483502
Kitade T, Satake S, Kanda T, Imai M. Understanding suitable locations for waiting. In ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. 2013. p. 57-64. 6483502 https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2013.6483502
Kitade, Takuya ; Satake, Satoru ; Kanda, Takayuki ; Imai, Michita. / Understanding suitable locations for waiting. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. 2013. pp. 57-64
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