A Robotic Home Assistant with Memory Aid Functionality

Iris Wieser , Sibel Toprak , Andreas Grenzing , Tobias Hinz , Sayantan Auddy , Ethem Can Karaoğuz , Abhilash Chandran , Melanie Remmels , Ahmed El Shinawi , Josip Josifovski , Leena Chennuru Vankadara , Faiz Ul Wahab , Alireza M. Bahnemiri , Debasish Sahu , Stefan Heinrich , Nicolás Navarro-Guerrero , Erik Strahl , Johannes Twiefel , Stefan Wermter
Video Session of 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2016) pages 369, - Aug 2016
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We present the robotic system IRMA (Interactive Robotic Memory Aid) that assists humans in their search for misplaced belongings within a natural home-like environment. Our stand-alone system integrates state-of-the-art approaches in a novel manner to achieve a seamless and intuitive human-robot interaction. IRMA directs its gaze toward the speaker and understands the person’s verbal instructions independent of specific grammatical constructions. It determines the positions of relevant objects and navigates collision-free within the environment. In addition, IRMA produces natural language descriptions for the objects’ positions by using furniture as reference points. To evaluate IRMA’s usefulness, a user study with 20 participants has been conducted. IRMA achieves an overall user satisfaction score of 4.05 and a perceived accuracy rating of 4.15 on a scale from 1–5 with 5 being the best.


 	 author =  {Wieser, Iris and Toprak, Sibel and Grenzing, Andreas and Hinz, Tobias and Auddy, Sayantan and Karaoğuz, Ethem Can and Chandran, Abhilash and Remmels, Melanie and El Shinawi, Ahmed and Josifovski, Josip and Chennuru Vankadara, Leena and Wahab, Faiz Ul and Bahnemiri, Alireza M. and Sahu, Debasish and Heinrich, Stefan and Navarro-Guerrero, Nicolás and Strahl, Erik and Twiefel, Johannes and Wermter, Stefan},  
 	 title = {A Robotic Home Assistant with Memory Aid Functionality}, 
 	 booktitle = {Video Session of 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2016)},
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 	 volume = {},
 	 pages = {369},
 	 year = {2016},
 	 month = {Aug},
 	 publisher = {IEEE},
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