Enhancing a human-robot interface using sensory egosphere

JOHNSON C., Koku A. B., KAWAMURA K., Peters R.

19th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Washington, Kiribati, 11 - 15 May 2002, pp.4132-4137 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Washington
  • Country: Kiribati
  • Page Numbers: pp.4132-4137
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents how a Sensory EgoSphere (SES), a robot-centric geodesic dome that represents the short term memory of a mobile robot, could enhance a human-robot interface. It is proposed that the addition of this visual representation of the sensor data on a mobile robot enhances the effectiveness of a human-robot interface. The SES migrates information presentation to the user from the sensing level to the perception level. The composition of the vision with other sensors on the SES surrounding the robot gives clarity and ease of interpretation. It enables the user to better visualize the present circumstances of the robot.