Safe Human-Robot Interaction in Agriculture

Baxter, Paul, Cielniak, Grzegorz, Hanheide, Marc and From, Pal (2018) Safe Human-Robot Interaction in Agriculture. In: 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.

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Safe Human-Robot Interaction in Agriculture
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Robots in agricultural contexts are finding increased numbers of applications with respect to (partial) automation for increased productivity. However, this presents complex technical problems to be overcome, which are magnified when these robots are intended to work side-by-side with human workers. In this contribution we present an exploratory pilot study to characterise interactions between a robot performing an in-field transportation task and human fruit pickers. Partly an effort to inform the development of a fully autonomous system, the emphasis is on involving the key stakeholders (i.e. the pickers themselves) in the process so as to maximise the potential impact of such an application.

Keywords:Agricultural Robotics, Human-Aware Robot Navigation, Safe Human- Robot Interaction, Side-by-Side Working
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D490 Agriculture not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:33320
Deposited On:20 Oct 2018 22:08

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