Autonomous human–robot proxemics: socially aware navigation based on interaction potential

@article{Mead2017AutonomousHP,
  title={Autonomous human–robot proxemics: socially aware navigation based on interaction potential},
  author={Ross Mead and Maja J. Matari{\'c}},
  journal={Autonomous Robots},
  year={2017},
  volume={41},
  pages={1189-1201}
}
To enable situated human–robot interaction (HRI), an autonomous robot must both understand and control proxemics—the social use of space—to employ natural communication mechanisms analogous to those used by humans. [] Key Method The framework and models were implemented as autonomous proxemic behavior systems for sociable robots, including: (1) a sampling-based method for robot proxemic goal state estimation with respect to human–robot distance and orientation parameters, (2) a reactive proxemic controller…

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