A Multi-modal Approach for Assistive Humanoid Robots.

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Workshop on Multimodal Semantics for Robotics Systems - Sep 2015
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Mobile assistive robots can enhance elderly peo- ple’s perception of safety and prevent loss of confidence at home. Therefore, multi-modal systems that allow robots to operate in complex environments represent an enticing milestone for self-care and independent living applications. We present a humanoid robot that assists a person in daily activities and detects situations of danger such as fall events. Our system integrates multiple sensor modalities to enhance the perception of the robot through visual active tracking, sound source local- ization, and automatic speech recognition. Robot motor control is triggered from the interplay of audio-visual cues conveyed by onboard sensors. We propose a multi-modal controller to modulate sensor-driven behaviour of the humanoid robot Nao and present preliminary results in a home-like environment for a fall detection scenario.

 

@InProceedings{PBSW15, 
 	 author =  {Parisi, German I. and Bauer, Johannes and Strahl, Erik and Wermter, Stefan},  
 	 title = {A Multi-modal Approach for Assistive Humanoid Robots.}, 
 	 booktitle = {IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Workshop on Multimodal Semantics for Robotics Systems},
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 	 volume = {},
 	 pages = {},
 	 year = {2015},
 	 month = {Sep},
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 	 doi = {}, 
 }