Towards pedestrian-AV interaction: method for elucidating pedestrian preferences

Camara, Fanta and Cosar, Serhan and Bellotto, Nicola and Merat, Natasha and Fox, Charles (2018) Towards pedestrian-AV interaction: method for elucidating pedestrian preferences. In: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018) Workshops, October 1-5 2018, Madrid - Spain.

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Abstract

Autonomous vehicle navigation around human pedestrians remains a challenge due to the potential for complex interactions and feedback loops between the agents. As a small step towards better understanding of these interactions, this Methods Paper presents a new empirical protocol based on tracking real humans in a controlled lab environment, which is able to make inferences about the human’s preferences for interaction (how they trade off the cost of their time against the cost of a collision). Knowledge of such preferences if collected in more realistic environments could then be used by future AVs to predict and control for pedestrian behaviour. This study is intended as a work-in-progress report on methods working towards real-time and less controlled experiments, demonstrating successful use of several key components required by such systems, but in its more controlled setting. This suggests that these components could be extended to more realistic situations and results in an ongoing research programme.

Keywords:Autonomous Vehicles, Human-Robot Interaction, Pedestrian Behaviour
Subjects:H Engineering > H671 Robotics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:33565
Deposited On:19 Oct 2018 12:00

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