Point-and-Command Paradigm for Interaction with Assistive Robots

International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. 2015;12 DOI 10.5772/60582


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Journal Title: International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems

ISSN: 1729-8814 (Online)

Publisher: SAGE Publishing

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering: Electronics | Science: Mathematics: Instruments and machines: Electronic computers. Computer science

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Razvan Gabriel Boboc ( Transilvania University of Brasov, Brasov, Romania)

Adrian Iulian Dumitru ( Transilvania University of Brasov, Brasov, Romania)

Csaba Antonya ( Transilvania University of Brasov, Brasov, Romania)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 15 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This paper presents a multi-modal interface for the interaction between a human user and an assistive humanoid robot. The interaction is performed through gestural commands and a dialogue mechanism to provide a ‘natural’ means for the user to command an assistive robot to perform several given tasks. A “Point-and-Command” interaction concept was proposed with the aim of providing the user with an easy-to-use and intuitive interface and to improve the efficiency of human-robot collaboration. Likewise, a decision support system (DSS) was implemented based on fuzzy logic, in order to warn the user when an active robot is about to become unusable and should be replaced. Thus, the interaction time, which depends on the robot's battery life, can be increased by replacing the assistant with another more fully charged one, making the interaction seem more natural.