Imperial College London

Professor Yiannis Demiris

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Human-Centred Robotics, Head of ISN
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6300y.demiris Website

 
 
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Location

 

1014Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@inproceedings{Khadhouri:2005:10.1109/ICAR.2005.1507451,
author = {Khadhouri, B and Demiris, Y},
doi = {10.1109/ICAR.2005.1507451},
pages = {468--475},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {Attention shifts during action sequence recognition for social robots},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICAR.2005.1507451},
year = {2005}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - CPAPER
AB - Human action understanding is an important component of our research towards social robots that can operate among humans. A crucial element of this component is visual attention - where should a robot direct its limited visual and computational resources during the perception of a human action? In this paper, we propose a computational model of an attention mechanism that combines the saliency of top-down elements, based on multiple hypotheses about the demonstrated action, with the saliency of bottom up components. We implement our attention mechanism on a robot, and examine its performance during the observation of object-directed human actions. Furthermore, we propose a method for resetting this model that allows it to work on multiple behaviours observed in a sequence. We also implement and investigate this method's performance on the robot.
AU - Khadhouri,B
AU - Demiris,Y
DO - 10.1109/ICAR.2005.1507451
EP - 475
PB - IEEE
PY - 2005///
SP - 468
TI - Attention shifts during action sequence recognition for social robots
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICAR.2005.1507451
ER -