Natural human-robot interaction


Abstract Recent advances in robot control and safety systems al- lowed the access, in the last few years, of robots in our daily life. Robotic systems have been applied to several fields, such as social assistance, surveillance, tour-guide or floor cleaning. These contexts are very different from traditional industrial applications, in which [...]

Human-multi-robot systems interaction



Abstract Multi-robot systems are becoming increasingly popular, in the last few years. The possibility of having large computation, communication and sensing capabilities in limited-size devices makes it attractive to solve several applications exploiting the capabilities of a team of robots. While the majority of current multi-robot systems applications can be found in [...]

Augmented reality



Abstract Started as a means for infotainment, augmented reality is gaining a lot of interest as a powerful means to let users easily interact with advanced and complex automatic and robotic systems. Basically, it consists in augmenting the real world scene by virtual elements: thus, the user maintains a sense of presence [...]

Affective robotics


Abstract Affective robotics consists in enhancing the interaction of a human with a robot by recognizing her/his affect. Monitoring and interpreting nonverbal communication can provide important insights about a human interacting with the robot and, thus, implicit feedback about the interaction can be achieved. Accordingly, the aim of affective robotics is relieving [...]