Towards joint attention for a domestic service robot - person awareness and gesture recognition using Time-of-Flight cameras

@article{Droeschel2011TowardsJA,
  title={Towards joint attention for a domestic service robot - person awareness and gesture recognition using Time-of-Flight cameras},
  author={David Droeschel and J{\"o}rg St{\"u}ckler and Dirk Holz and Sven Behnke},
  journal={2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
  year={2011},
  pages={1205-1210}
}
Joint attention between a human user and a robot is essential for effective human-robot interaction. In this work, we propose an approach to person awareness and to the perception of showing and pointing gestures for a domestic service robot. In contrast to previous work, we do not require the person to be at a predefined position, but instead actively approach and orient towards the communication partner. For perceiving showing and pointing gestures and for estimating the pointing direction a… CONTINUE READING