A Self-Organizing Interaction and Synchronization Method between a Wearable Device and Mobile Robot
AbstractIn the near future, we can expect to see robots naturally following or going ahead of humans, similar to pet behavior. We call this type of robots “Pet-Bot”. To implement this function in a robot, in this paper we introduce a self-organizing interaction and synchronization method between wearable devices and Pet-Bots. First, the Pet-Bot opportunistically identifies its owner without any human intervention, which means that the robot self-identifies the owner’s approach on its own. Second, Pet-Bot’s activity is synchronized with the owner’s behavior. Lastly, the robot frequently encounters uncertain situations (e.g., when the robot goes ahead of the owner but meets a situation where it cannot make a decision, or the owner wants to stop the Pet-Bot synchronization mode to relax). In this case, we have adopted a gesture recognition function that uses a 3-D accelerometer in the wearable device. In order to achieve the interaction and synchronization in real-time, we use two wireless communication protocols: 125 kHz low-frequency (LF) and 2.4 GHz Bluetooth low energy (BLE). We conducted experiments using a prototype Pet-Bot and wearable devices to verify their motion recognition of and synchronization with humans in real-time. The results showed a guaranteed level of accuracy of at least 94%. A trajectory test was also performed to demonstrate the robot’s control performance when following or leading a human in real-time. View Full-Text
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Kim, M.S.; Lee, J.G.; Kang, S.J. A Self-Organizing Interaction and Synchronization Method between a Wearable Device and Mobile Robot. Sensors 2016, 16, 842.
Kim MS, Lee JG, Kang SJ. A Self-Organizing Interaction and Synchronization Method between a Wearable Device and Mobile Robot. Sensors. 2016; 16(6):842.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kim, Min S.; Lee, Jae G.; Kang, Soon J. 2016. "A Self-Organizing Interaction and Synchronization Method between a Wearable Device and Mobile Robot." Sensors 16, no. 6: 842.
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