Embodied proactive human interface "PICO-2"

Ryo Kurazume, Hiroaki Omasa, Seiichi Uchida, Rinichiro Taniguchi, Tsutomu Hasegawa

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We are conducting research on "Embodied Proactive Human Interface". The aim of this research is to develop a new human-friendly active interface based on two key technologies, an estimation mechanism of human intention for supporting natural communication named "Proactive Interface", and a tangible device using robot technology. This paper introduces the humanoid-type Two-legged robot named "PICO-2 ", which was developed as a tangible telecommunication device for the proactive human interface. In order to achieve the embodied telecommunication with PICO-2, we propose new tracking technique of human gestures using a monocular video camera mounted on PICO-2, and natural gesture reproduction by PICO-2 which absorbs the difference of body structure between the user and the robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2006
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Event18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2006 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Aug 20 2006Aug 24 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition
ISSN (Print)1051-4651


Other18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2006
CityHong Kong

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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