MuMMER: Socially Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction in Public Spaces

Foster, M. E. et al. (2019) MuMMER: Socially Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction in Public Spaces. In: AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Human-Robot Interaction for Service Robots in Human Environments, Arlington, Virginia, USA, 7-9 November 2019,

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Publisher's URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.06749

Abstract

In the EU-funded MuMMER project, we have developed a social robot designed to interact naturally and flexibly with users in public spaces such as a shopping mall. We present the latest version of the robot system developed during the project. This system encompasses audio-visual sensing, social signal processing, conversational interaction, perspective taking, geometric reasoning, and motion planning. It successfully combines all these components in an overarching framework using the Robot Operating System (ROS) and has been deployed to a shopping mall in Finland interacting with customers. In this paper, we describe the system components, their interplay, and the resulting robot behaviours and scenarios provided at the shopping mall.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:This research has been partially funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 688147 (MuMMER, http://mummer-project.eu/).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Deshmukh, Dr Amol and Foster, Dr Mary Ellen and Craenen, Dr Bart
Authors: Foster, M. E., Craenen, B., Deshmukh, A., Lemon, O., Bastianelli, E., Dondrup, C., Papaioannou, I., Vanzo, A., Odobez, J.-M., Canévet, O., Cao, Y., He, W., Martínez-González, A., Motlicek, P., Siegfried, R., Alami, R., Belhassein, K., Buisan, G., Clodic, A., Mayima, A., Sallami, Y., Sarthou, G., Singamaneni, P.-T., Waldhart, J., Mazel, A., Caniot, M., Niemelä, M., Heikkilä, P., Lammi, H., and Tammela, A.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Proceedings of AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Human-Robot Interaction for Service Robots in Human Environments
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
172272MUMMERMary Ellen FosterEuropean Commission (EC)688147Computing Science