Information acquisition using eye-gaze tracking for person-following with mobile robots

LATIF, H.O., SHERKAT, N. and LOTFI, A., 2009. Information acquisition using eye-gaze tracking for person-following with mobile robots. International Journal of Information Acquisition, 6 (3), pp. 147-157. ISSN 0219-8789

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Abstract

In the effort of developing natural means for human-robot interaction (HRI), signifcant amount of research has been focusing on Person-Following (PF) for mobile robots. PF, which generally consists of detecting, recognizing and following people, is believed to be one of the required functionalities for most future robots that share their environments with their human companions. Research in this field is mostly directed towards fully automating this functionality, which makes the challenge even more tedious. Focusing on this challenge leads research to divert from other challenges that coexist in any PF system. A natural PF functionality consists of a number of tasks that are required to be implemented in the system. However, in more realistic life scenarios, not all the tasks required for PF need to be automated. Instead, some of these tasks can be operated by human operators and therefore require natural means of interaction and information acquisition. In order to highlight all the tasks that are believed to exist in any PF system, this paper introduces a novel taxonomy for PF. Also, in order to provide a natural means for HRI, TeleGaze is used for information acquisition in the implementation of the taxonomy. TeleGaze was previously developed by the authors as a means of natural HRI for teleoperation through eye-gaze tracking. Using TeleGaze in the aid of developing PF systems is believed to show the feasibility of achieving a realistic information acquisition in a natural way.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: Electronic version of an article published as 'International Journal of Information Acquisition, 6 (3), 2009, pp. 147-157' 10.1142/S0219878909001886 © copyright World Scientific Publishing Company http://www.worldscinet.com/jcr/jcr.shtml
Publication Title: International Journal of Information Acquisition
Creators: Latif, H.O., Sherkat, N. and Lotfi, A.
Publisher: World Scientific
Date: 2009
Volume: 6
Number: 3
ISSN: 0219-8789
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:00
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:26
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6278

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