Emrah Akin Sisbot

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Robot navigation in the presence of humans raises new issues for motion planning and control when the humans must be taken explicitly into account. We claim that a human aware motion planner (HAMP) must not only provide safe robot paths, but also synthesize good, socially acceptable and legible paths. This paper focuses on a motion planner that takes(More)
This paper presents the combined results of two studies that investigated how a robot should best approach and place itself relative to a seated human subject. Two live Human Robot Interaction (HRI) trials were performed involving a robot fetching an object that the human had requested, using different approach directions. Results of the trials indicated(More)
Human-robot interaction requires explicit reasoning on the human environment and on the robot capacities to achieve its tasks in a collaborative way with a human partner.This paper focuses on organization of the robot decisional abilities and more particularly on the management of human interaction as an integral part of the robot control architecture. Such(More)
With robotics hardware becoming more and more safe and compliant, robots are not far from entering our homes. The robot, that will share the same environment with humans, will be expected to consider the geometry of the interaction and to perform intelligent space sharing. In this case, even the simplest tasks, e.g. handing over an object to a person, raise(More)
This paper addresses the motion planning problem while considering Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) constraints. The proposed planner generates collision-free paths that are acceptable and legible to the human. The method extends our previous work on human-aware path planning to cluttered environments. A randomized cost-based exploration method provides an(More)
With recent advances in safe and compliant hardware and control, robots are close to finding their places in our homes. As the safety barrier between humans and robots is beginning to fade, the necessity to design pertinent robot behavior in human environments is becoming a crucial step. In order to obtain a safe, comfortable, and socially acceptable(More)
Robots' interaction with humans raises new issues for geometrical reasoning where the humans must be taken explicitly into account. We claim that a human-aware motion system must not only elaborate safe robot motions, but also synthesize good, socially acceptable and legible movement. This paper focuses on a manipulation planner and a placement mechanism(More)
Human-robot interaction requires explicit reasoning on human environment and on robot capacities to achieve its tasks in a collaborative way with a human partner. We have devised a decisional framework for humanrobot interactive task achievement that is aimed to allow the robot not only to accomplish its tasks but also to produce behaviors that support its(More)
In the context of task sharing between a robot companion and its human partners, the notions of safe and compliant hardware are not enough. It is necessary to guarantee ergonomic robot motions. Therefore, we have developed Human Aware Manipulation Planner (Sisbot et al., 2010), a motion planner specifically designed for human-robot object transfer by(More)