Perceptual robotics

Heinrich Bülthoff, Christian Wallraven, Martin A. Giese

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Abstract

Robots that share their environment with humans need to be able to recognize and manipulate objects and users, perform complex navigation tasks, and interpret and react to human emotional and communicative gestures. In all of these perceptual capabilities, the human brain, however, is still far ahead of robotic systems. Hence, taking clues from the way the human brain solves such complex perceptual tasks will help to design better robots. Similarly, once a robot interacts with humans, its behaviors and reactions will be judged by humans - movements of the robot, for example, should be fluid and graceful, and it should not evoke an eerie feeling when interacting with a user. In this chapter, we present Perceptual Robotics as the field of robotics that takes inspiration from perception research and neuroscience to, first, build better perceptual capabilities into robotic systems and, second, to validate the perceptual impact of robotic systems on the user.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Handbook of Robotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages2095-2113
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783319325521
ISBN (Print)9783319325507
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Action recognition
  • Humanoid robot
  • Object recognition
  • Object representation
  • Recognition performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Bülthoff, H., Wallraven, C., & Giese, M. A. (2016). Perceptual robotics. In Springer Handbook of Robotics (pp. 2095-2113). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32552-1_78