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Human following of Indoor mobile service robots with a Laser Range Finder
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Human following of Indoor mobile service robots with a Laser Range Finder
Yoo, Yoon-Kyu; Kim, Ho-Yeon; Chung, Woo-Jin; Park, Joo-Young;
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The human-following is one of the significant procedure in human-friendly navigation of mobile robots. There are many approaches of human-following technology. Many approaches have adopted various multiple sensors such as vision system and Laser Range Finder (LRF). In this paper, we propose detection and tracking approaches for human legs by the use of a single LRF. We extract four simple attributes of human legs. To define the boundary of extracted attributes mathematically, we used a Support Vector Data Description (SVDD) scheme. We establish an efficient leg-tracking scheme by exploiting a human walking model to achieve robust tracking under occlusions. The proposed approaches were successfully verified through various experiments.
Human-Robot Interaction;Leg detection;Human following;Mobile robot navigation;
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