Fourth-person sensing for a service robot

Kazuto Nakashima, Yumi Iwashita, Pyo Yoonseok, Asamichi Takamine, Ryo Kurazume

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This paper proposes a new concept named "fourth-person sensing" for a service robot. The proposed concept combines wearable sensors (the first-person viewpoint), sensors mounted on robots (the second-person viewpoint), and sensors embedded in the environment (the third-person viewpoint), and the disadvantages in individual sensors are compensated by combining sensory information from the first, second, and third-person viewpoints. The fourth-person sensing is effective to understand a user's intention and a context of the scene, thus it enables to provide a proper service by a service robot. As one of applications of the fourth-person sensing, we develop a HCI system combining the first-person and the third-person sensing, and show the effectiveness of the proposed concept through robot service experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE SENSORS - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479982028
Publication statusPublished - Dec 31 2015
Event14th IEEE SENSORS - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Nov 1 2015Nov 4 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE SENSORS - Proceedings


Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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