Detecting and Analysing Children's Play Styles with Autonomous Mobile Robots: A Case Study Comparing Observational Data with Sensor Readings

TitleDetecting and Analysing Children's Play Styles with Autonomous Mobile Robots: A Case Study Comparing Observational Data with Sensor Readings
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsSalter T, Boekhorst R, Dautenhahn K
Conference NameProceedings of the 8th Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems ( IAS-8)
Date PublishedMarch
PublisherIOS Press
AbstractIn this paper1 we demonstrate that infrared sensors located on robots can be easily used to detect and distinguish human contact, in this case with children. We point out how to use the sensors and how the recorded data can be analysed to yield patterns of interaction from the individual child interacting with the robot. The application of infrared sensors to detect and distinguish human contact or behaviour potentially has many uses, not only in adaptation, entertainment (toys) and service robots but also in areas such as rehabilitation or therapy where the recording of movement and interactions is important.
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