Automatic gesture recognition for intelligent human-robot interaction

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Abstract

An intelligent robot requires natural interaction with humans. Visual interpretation of gestures can be useful in accomplishing natural Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). Previous HRI researches were focused on issues such as hand gesture, sign language, and command gesture recognition. However, automatic recognition of whole body gestures is required in order to operate HRI naturally. This can be a challenging problem because describing and modeling meaningful gesture patterns from whole body gestures are complex tasks. This paper presents a new method for spotting and recognizing whole body key gestures at the same time on a mobile robot. Our method is simultaneously used with other HRI approaches such as speech recognition, face recognition, and so forth. In this regard, both of execution speed and recognition performance should be considered. For efficient and natural operation, we used several approaches at each step of gesture recognition; learning and extraction of articulated joint information, representing gesture as a sequence of clusters, spotting and recognizing a gesture with HMM. In addition, we constructed a large gesture database, with which we verified our method. As a result, our method is successfully included and operated in a mobile robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFGR 2006
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition
Pages645-650
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventFGR 2006: 7th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition - Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 2006 Apr 102006 Apr 12

Publication series

NameFGR 2006: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition
Volume2006

Other

OtherFGR 2006: 7th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySouthampton
Period06/4/1006/4/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Lee, S. W. (2006). Automatic gesture recognition for intelligent human-robot interaction. In FGR 2006: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (pp. 645-650). [1613091] (FGR 2006: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition; Vol. 2006). https://doi.org/10.1109/FGR.2006.25