A Novel Gesture-Based Language for Underwater Human–Robot Interaction
AbstractThe underwater environment is characterized by hazardous conditions that make it difficult to manage and monitor even the simplest human operation. The introduction of a robot companion with the task of supporting and monitoring the divers during their activities and operations underwater can help to solve some of the problems that usually arise in this scenario. In this context, a proper communication between the diver and the robot is imperative for the success of the dive. However, the underwater environment poses a set of technical challenges which are not readily surmountable thus limiting the spectrum from which possibilities can be chosen. This paper presents the design and development of a gesture-based communication language which has been employed for the entire duration of the European project CADDY (Cognitive Autonomous Diving Buddy). This language, the Caddian, was built upon consolidated and standardized underwater gestures that are commonly used in recreational and professional diving. Its use and integration during field tests with a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) is also shown. View Full-Text
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Chiarella, D.; Bibuli, M.; Bruzzone, G.; Caccia, M.; Ranieri, A.; Zereik, E.; Marconi, L.; Cutugno, P. A Novel Gesture-Based Language for Underwater Human–Robot Interaction. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2018, 6, 91.
Chiarella D, Bibuli M, Bruzzone G, Caccia M, Ranieri A, Zereik E, Marconi L, Cutugno P. A Novel Gesture-Based Language for Underwater Human–Robot Interaction. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2018; 6(3):91.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chiarella, Davide; Bibuli, Marco; Bruzzone, Gabriele; Caccia, Massimo; Ranieri, Andrea; Zereik, Enrica; Marconi, Lucia; Cutugno, Paola. 2018. "A Novel Gesture-Based Language for Underwater Human–Robot Interaction." J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 6, no. 3: 91.
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