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Preliminary implementation of context-aware attention system for humanoid robots

Zaraki, Abolfazl, Mazzei, Daniele, Lazzeri, Nicole, Pieroni, Michael and De Rossi, Danilo 2013. Preliminary implementation of context-aware attention system for humanoid robots. Presented at: Living Machines: Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, London, 29 Jul - 2 Aug 2013. Published in: Lepora, Nathan F., Mura, Anna, Krapp, Holger G., Verschure, Paul F. M. J. and Prescott, Tony J. eds. Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, pp. 457-459. 10.1007/978-3-642-39802-5_65

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Abstract

A context-aware attention system is fundamental for regulating the robot behaviour in a social interaction since it enables social robots to actively select the right environmental stimuli at the right time during a multiparty social interaction. This contribution presents a modular context-aware attention system which drives the robot gaze. It is composed by two modules: the scene analyzer module manages incoming data flow and provides a human-like understanding of the information coming from the surrounding environment; the attention module allows the robot to select the most important target in the perceived scene on the base of a computational model. After describing the motivation, we report the proposed system and the preliminary test.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-642-39802-5
ISSN: 1611-3349
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 13:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/129000

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