The Development and Real-World Deployment of FROG, the Fun Robotic Outdoor Guide

Vanessa Evers, Nuno Menezes, Luis Merino, Dariu Gavrilla, Fernando Nabais, Maja Pantic, Paulo Alvito, Daphne Eleonora Karreman

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    This video details the development of an intelligent outdoor Guide robot. The main objective is to deploy an innovative robotic guide which is not only able to show information, but to react to the affective states of the users, and to offer location-based services using augmented reality. The scientific challenges concern autonomous outdoor navigation and localization, robust 24/7 operation, affective interaction with visitors through outdoor human and facial feature detection as well as engaging interactive behaviors in an ongoing non-verbal dialogue with the user.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction, HRI 2014
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2658-2
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2014
    Event9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2014 - Bielefeld, Germany
    Duration: 3 Mar 20146 Mar 2014
    Conference number: 9

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    Conference9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2014
    Abbreviated titleHRI


    • EWI-25504
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/2007-2013
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/288235
    • Real world robot deployment
    • Social Computing
    • Social Robots
    • METIS-309777
    • HumanAware Navigation
    • Multi-modal HRI
    • HRI
    • Guide Robots
    • Emotion Recognition
    • IR-94059
    • Affective Computing

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