Human-centric assistive remote control for co-located mobile robots

Akansel Cosgun, Arnold Maliki, Kaya Demir, Henrik Christensen

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Autonomous navigation is an essential capability for domestic service robots, however at times direct remote control may be desired for cases where robot and user are co-located. In this work, we propose a remote control method that allows a user to control the robot with smartphone gestures. The robot moves with respect to the user's coordinate frame and avoids obstacles if a collision is imminent. We think that interpreting the commands from human's perspective would decrease the cognitive load of the user, therefore allowing efficient operation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts
EditorsBilge Mutlu, Leila Takayama
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450333184
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2015 - Portland, United States of America
Duration: 2 Mar 20155 Mar 2015
Conference number: 10th (Proceedings)


ConferenceAnnual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2015
Abbreviated titleHRI 2015
CountryUnited States of America
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  • assisted teleoperation
  • domestic robots
  • interfaces

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