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A Gesture Based Interface for Human-Robot Interaction

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A Gesture Based Interface for Human-Robot Interaction
Service robotics is currently a pivotal research area in robotics, with enormous societal potential. Since service robots directly interact with people, nding natural" and easy-to-use user interfaces is of fundamental importance. While past work has predominately focussed on issues such as navigation and manipulation, relatively few robotic systems are equipped with exible user interfaces that permit controlling the robot by natural" means. This paper describes a gesture interface for the control of a mobile robot equipped with a manipulator. The interface uses a camera to track a person and recognize gestures involving arm motion. A fast, adaptive tracking algorithm enables the robot to track and follow a person reliably through o ce environments with changing lighting conditions. Two alternative methods for gesture recognition are compared: a template based approach and a neural network approach. Both are combined with the Viterbi algorithm for the recognition of gestures ...
Stefan Waldherr, Roseli Romero, Sebastian Thrun
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Type Journal
Year 2000
Where AROBOTS
Authors Stefan Waldherr, Roseli Romero, Sebastian Thrun
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