Synopses & Reviews
Human Centered Robotic Systems must be able to interact with humans such that the burden of adaptation lies with the machine and not with the human. This book collates a set of prominent papers presented during a two-day conference on "Human Centered Robotic Systems" held on November 19-20, 2009, in Bielefeld University, Germany. The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers from the areas of robotics, computer science, psychology, linguistics, and biology who are all focusing on a shared goal of cognitive interaction. A survey of recent approaches, the current state-of-the-art, and possible future directions in this interdisciplinary field is presented. It provides practitioners and scientists with an up-to-date introduction to this dynamic field, with methods and solutions that are likely to significantly impact on our future lives.
This interdisciplinary book offers papers presented at the 2009 conference on "Human Centered Robotic Systems" held at Bielefeld University, Germany. It addresses recent approaches, the current state-of-the-art, and possible future directions in this field.
Table of Contents
System Integration Supporting Evolutionary Development and Design.- Direct Control of an Active Tactile Sensor using Echo State Networks.- Dynamic Potential Fields for Dexterous Tactile Exploration.- Unlimited Workspace - Coupling a Mobile Haptic Interface with a Mobile Teleoperator.- An Architecture for Real-Time Control in Multi-Robot Systems.- Shared-Control Paradigms in Multi-Operator-Single-Robot Teleoperation.- Assessment of a Tangible User Interface for an Affordable Humanoid Robot.- A Cognitively Motivated Route-Interface for Mobile Robot Navigation.- With a Flick of the Eye: Assessing Gaze-Controlled Human-Computer Interaction.- Integrating Inhomogeneous Processing and Proto-object Formation in a Computational Model of Visual Attention.- Dimensionality Reduction in HRTF by using Multiway Array Analysis.- Multimodal Laughter Detection in Natural Discourses.- Classifier Fusion Applied to Facial Expression Recognition: An Experimental Comparison.- Impact of Video Source Coding on the Performance of Stereo Matching.- 3D Action Recognition in an Industrial Environment.- Investigating Human-Human Approach and Hand-Over.- Modeling of biomechanical parameters based on LTM structures.- Towards Meaningful Robot Gesture.- Virtual Partner for a Haptic Interaction Task.- Social Motorics - Towards an Embodied Basis of Social Human-Robot Interaction.- Spatio-Temporal Situated Interaction in Ambient Assisted Living.