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Concept and design philosophy of a person-accompanying robot
Author(s): Hiroshi Mizoguchi; Takaomi Shigehara; Yoshiyasu Goto; Ken-ichi Hidai; Taketoshi Mishima
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes a person accompanying robot as a novel human collaborative robot. The person accompanying robot is such legged mobile robot that is possible to follow the person utilizing its vision. towards future aging society, human collaboration and human support are required as novel applications of robots. Such human collaborative robots share the same space with humans. But conventional robots are isolated from humans and lack the capability to observe humans. Study on human observing function of robot is crucial to realize novel robot such as service and pet robot. To collaborate and support humans properly human collaborative robot must have capability to observe and recognize humans. Study on human observing function of robot is crucial to realize novel robot such as service and pet robot. The authors are currently implementing a prototype of the proposed accompanying robot.As a base for the human observing function of the prototype robot, we have realized face tracking utilizing skin color extraction and correlation based tracking. We also develop a method for the robot to pick up human voice clearly and remotely by utilizing microphone arrays. Results of these preliminary study suggest feasibility of the proposed robot.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3525, Mobile Robots XIII and Intelligent Transportation Systems, (8 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.335729
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Hiroshi Mizoguchi, Saitama Univ. (Japan)
Takaomi Shigehara, Saitama Univ. (Japan)
Yoshiyasu Goto, Saitama Univ. (Japan)
Ken-ichi Hidai, Saitama Univ. (Japan)
Taketoshi Mishima, Saitama Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3525:
Mobile Robots XIII and Intelligent Transportation Systems
Howie M. Choset; Douglas W. Gage; Pushkin Kachroo; Mikhail A. Kourjanski; Marten J. de Vries; Pushkin Kachroo; Mikhail A. Kourjanski; Marten J. de Vries, Editor(s)

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