Carnegie Mellon University
RoGuE: Robot Gesture Engine

Rachel Holladay and Siddhartha Srinivasa
AAAI Spring Symposium Series, March, 2016.

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We present the Robot Gesture Library (RoGuE), a motion-planning approach to generating gestures. Gestures improve robot communication skills, strengthening robots as partners in a collaborative setting. Previous work maps from environment scenario to gesture selection. This work maps from gesture selection to gesture execution. We create a flexible and common language by parameterizing gestures as task-space constraints on robot trajectories and goals. This allows us to leverage powerful motion planners and to generalize across environments and robot morphologies. We demonstrate RoGuE on four robots: HREB, ADA, CURI and the PR2.

robot, gesture, human robot interaction, task space region, constraints

Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Quality of Life Technology Center, National Robotics Engineering Center, and Center for the Foundations of Robotics
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Personal Robotics
Number of pages: 8

Text Reference
Rachel Holladay and Siddhartha Srinivasa, "RoGuE: Robot Gesture Engine," AAAI Spring Symposium Series, March, 2016.

BibTeX Reference
   author = "Rachel {Holladay } and Siddhartha Srinivasa",
   title = "RoGuE: Robot Gesture Engine",
   booktitle = "AAAI Spring Symposium Series",
   month = "March",
   year = "2016",