"tracking" » "lacking"
Publication Date: 2014.
Service robots are not only expected to navigate within the environment, as they also will may with people. Human tracking by mobile robots is essential for service robots and human interaction applications. In this work, the goal is to add a more natural robot–human following in front based on the normal human gait model. This approach proposes implementing and evaluating a human–robot interaction strategy, using the integration of a LRF (Laser Range Finder) tracking of human legs with wearable IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) sensors for capturing the human movement during the gait. The work was carried out in four stages: first, the definition of the model of human–robot interaction and the control proposal were developed. Second, the parameters based on the human gait were estimated. Third, the robot and sensor integration setup are also proposed. Finally, the description of the algorithm for parameters detection is presented. In the experimental study, despite of the continuous oscillation during the walking, the parameters estimation was precise and unbiased, showing also repeatability with human linear velocities changes. The controller was evaluated with an eight-shaped curve, showing the stability of the controller even with sharp changes in the human path during real experiments.
Author affiliation: Cifuentes, Carlos. Universidade Federal Do Espirito Santo. Centro Tecnologico. Departamento de Ingenieria Electrica; Brasil
Author affiliation: Freire Bastos, Teodiano. Universidade Federal Do Espirito Santo. Centro Tecnologico. Departamento de Ingenieria Electrica; Brasil
Author affiliation: Carelli Albarracin, Ricardo Oscar. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico San Juan. Instituto de Automática; Argentina
Author affiliation: Frizera Neto, Anselmo. Universidade Federal Do Espirito Santo. Centro Tecnologico. Departamento de Ingenieria Electrica; Brasil
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