Towards an open-source social middleware for humanoid robots

Miguel Sarabia, Raquel Ros, Yiannis Demiris

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Abstract

Recent examples of robotics middleware including YARP, ROS, and NaoQi, have greatly enhanced the standardisation, interoperability and rapid development of robotics application software. In this paper, we present our research towards an open source middleware to support the development of social robotic applications. In the core of the ability of a robot to interact socially are algorithms to perceive the actions and intentions of a human user. We attempt to provide a computational layer to standardise these algorithms utilising a bioinspired computational architecture known as HAMMER (Hierarchical Attentive Multiple Models for Execution and Recognition) and demonstrate the deployment of such layer on two different humanoid platforms, the Nao and iCub robots. We use a dance interaction scenario to demonstrate the utility of the framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, HUMANOIDS 2011
Pages670-675
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, HUMANOIDS 2011 - Bled, Slovenia
Duration: 26 Oct 201128 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
ISSN (Print)2164-0572
ISSN (Electronic)2164-0580

Conference

Conference2011 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, HUMANOIDS 2011
Country/TerritorySlovenia
CityBled
Period26/10/1128/10/11

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