Real-Time adaptive child-robot interaction

Age and gender determination of children based on 3D body metrics

Anara Sandygulova, Mauro Dragone, Gregory M P O'Hare

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Service robots employed in public spaces need to be equipped with specific sensing, reasoning and human-robot interaction capabilities to adapt their interaction style and thus effectively engage with a variety of users. In this paper we present a method used by an ubiquitous robotic system to gather 3D body metrics and use them to robustly estimate age and gender of previously unseen participants in real-world multi-party situations. We evaluate system's performance on 428 children volunteers and compare them with those obtainable with a state of the art software based on face analysis. This work demonstrates that even small number of biometrics can achieve good age and gender estimation results in perceptually challenging environments. Finally, this paper illustrates how the system is used to inform the online adaptation of the behavior of a humanoid robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE RO-MAN 2014 - 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication: Human-Robot Co-Existence: Adaptive Interfaces and Systems for Daily Life, Therapy, Assistance and Socially Engaging Interactions
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages826-831
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479967636
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, IEEE RO-MAN 2014 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Aug 25 2014Aug 29 2014

Other

Other23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, IEEE RO-MAN 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period8/25/148/29/14

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Intelligent robots
Robots
Human robot interaction
Biometrics
Robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Sandygulova, A., Dragone, M., & O'Hare, G. M. P. (2014). Real-Time adaptive child-robot interaction: Age and gender determination of children based on 3D body metrics. In IEEE RO-MAN 2014 - 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication: Human-Robot Co-Existence: Adaptive Interfaces and Systems for Daily Life, Therapy, Assistance and Socially Engaging Interactions (pp. 826-831). [6926355] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2014.6926355

Real-Time adaptive child-robot interaction : Age and gender determination of children based on 3D body metrics. / Sandygulova, Anara; Dragone, Mauro; O'Hare, Gregory M P.

IEEE RO-MAN 2014 - 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication: Human-Robot Co-Existence: Adaptive Interfaces and Systems for Daily Life, Therapy, Assistance and Socially Engaging Interactions. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. p. 826-831 6926355.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sandygulova, A, Dragone, M & O'Hare, GMP 2014, Real-Time adaptive child-robot interaction: Age and gender determination of children based on 3D body metrics. in IEEE RO-MAN 2014 - 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication: Human-Robot Co-Existence: Adaptive Interfaces and Systems for Daily Life, Therapy, Assistance and Socially Engaging Interactions., 6926355, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 826-831, 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, IEEE RO-MAN 2014, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 8/25/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2014.6926355
Sandygulova A, Dragone M, O'Hare GMP. Real-Time adaptive child-robot interaction: Age and gender determination of children based on 3D body metrics. In IEEE RO-MAN 2014 - 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication: Human-Robot Co-Existence: Adaptive Interfaces and Systems for Daily Life, Therapy, Assistance and Socially Engaging Interactions. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 826-831. 6926355 https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2014.6926355
Sandygulova, Anara ; Dragone, Mauro ; O'Hare, Gregory M P. / Real-Time adaptive child-robot interaction : Age and gender determination of children based on 3D body metrics. IEEE RO-MAN 2014 - 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication: Human-Robot Co-Existence: Adaptive Interfaces and Systems for Daily Life, Therapy, Assistance and Socially Engaging Interactions. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 826-831
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