Development of a mobile robot moving on a handrail - Control for preceding a person keeping a distance

Yuma Fujiwara, Yutaka Hiroi, Yuki Tanaka, Akinori Ito

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a unique robot that moves on a handrail installed at corridors of buildings like hospitals. The robot guides the guests of the building. Because it moves on the handrail along the corridor, it naturally moves along the corridor without conflicting other people and needs less cost for estimating its position compared with human-sized mobile robots. We propose a method to control this robot so that it precedes a few steps before the person to be guided. We examine two methods: one is a method to keep a fixed distance from the person, and the other one is a method where the robot keeps moving slowly even when the robot and the person is distant. From the experiment, the latter method was more efficient than the former method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2015 - 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Symposium Digest
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages413-418
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467367042
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 20
Event24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2015 Aug 312015 Sep 4

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Volume2015-November

Other

Other24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2015
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period15/8/3115/9/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Fujiwara, Y., Hiroi, Y., Tanaka, Y., & Ito, A. (2015). Development of a mobile robot moving on a handrail - Control for preceding a person keeping a distance. In RO-MAN 2015 - 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Symposium Digest (pp. 413-418). [7333579] (Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication; Vol. 2015-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333579