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User Localization During Human-Robot Interaction
AbstractThis paper presents a user localization system based on the fusion of visual information and sound source localization, implemented on a social robot called Maggie. One of the main requisites to obtain a natural interaction between human-human and human-robot is an adequate spatial situation between the interlocutors, that is, to be orientated and situated at the right distance during the conversation in order to have a satisfactory communicative process. Our social robot uses a complete multimodal dialog system which manages the user-robot interaction during the communicative process. One of its main components is the presented user localization system. To determine the most suitable allocation of the robot in relation to the user, a proxemic study of the human-robot interaction is required, which is described in this paper. The study has been made with two groups of users: children, aged between 8 and 17, and adults. Finally, at the end of the paper, experimental results with the proposed multimodal dialog system are presented.
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Alonso-Martín, F.; Gorostiza, J.F.; Malfaz, M.; Salichs, M.A. User Localization During Human-Robot Interaction. Sensors 2012, 12, 9913-9935.View more citation formats
Alonso-Martín F, Gorostiza JF, Malfaz M, Salichs MA. User Localization During Human-Robot Interaction. Sensors. 2012; 12(7):9913-9935.Chicago/Turabian Style
Alonso-Martín, F.; Gorostiza, Javi F.; Malfaz, María; Salichs, Miguel A. 2012. "User Localization During Human-Robot Interaction." Sensors 12, no. 7: 9913-9935.