Jochen Hirth

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— Humanoid robots as assistance or educational robots is an important research topic in the field of robotics. Especially the communication of those robots with a human operator is a complex task since more than 60% of human communication is conducted non-verbally by using facial expressions and gestures. Although several humanoid robots have been designed(More)
— Natural human-robot interaction is an important research topic in the field of humanoid robotics. Because more than 60% of human interaction is conducted non-verbally motion generation for a humanoid robot is of enormous importance for human-robot interaction. The content of this paper is a biological inspired system for describing and generating(More)
—The development of human-robot interaction scenarios is a strongly situation-dependent as well as an extremely dynamic task. Humans interacting with the robot directly react on observed stimuli; changes in the environment are not avoidable. Therefore it is impossible to test and verify interaction scenarios in real environments in a repeatable manner. In(More)
Assistance and service systems are one of the main research topics in robotics today. A major problem for creating these systems is that they have to work and navigate in the real world. Because this world is too complex to model, these robots need to make intelligent decisions and create an intelligent behavior without knowing everything about the current(More)
— The ability of humanoid robots to perform naturally with multi-modal dialogs in an unmodified environment is very limited. Although various solutions for sub-problems of interaction like tracking or speech recognition exist, it is obviously a great challenge to integrate all the requirements into one common platform. This paper presents experiments with(More)