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dc.contributor.authorRobinette, Paul
dc.contributor.authorWagner, Alan R.
dc.contributor.authorHoward, Ayanna M.
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-04T13:43:48Z
dc.date.available2015-09-04T13:43:48Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.citationRobinette, P.; Wagner, A. R.; & Howard, A. M. (2014). Assessment of robot guidance modalities conveying instructions to humans in emergency situations". 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, (RO-MAN 2014), 25-29 August 2014, pp. 1043-1049.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/53805
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dc.description23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, (RO-MAN 2014), 25-29 August 2014, Edinburgh, Scotland.
dc.descriptionDOI: 10.1109/ROMAN.2014.6926390
dc.description.abstractMotivated by the desire to mitigate human casualties in emergency situations, this paper explores various guidance modalities provided by a robotic platform for instructing humans to safely evacuate during an emergency. We focus on physical modifications of the robot, which enables visual guidance instructions, since auditory guidance instructions pose potential problems in a noisy emergency environment. Robotic platforms can convey visual guidance instructions through motion, static signs, dynamic signs, and gestures using single or multiple arms. In this paper, we discuss the different guidance modalities instantiated by different physical platform constructs and assess the abilities of the platforms to convey information related to evacuation. Human-robot interaction studies with 192 participants show that participants were able to understand the information conveyed by the various robotic constructs in 75.8% of cases when using dynamic signs with multi-arm gestures, as opposed to 18.0% when using static signs for visual guidance. Of interest to note is that dynamic signs had equivalent performance to single-arm gestures overall but drastically different performances at the two distance levels tested. Based on these studies, we conclude that dynamic signs are important for information conveyance when the robot is in close proximity to the human but multi-arm gestures are necessary when information must be conveyed across a greater distance.en_US
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectEmergency evacuationen_US
dc.subjectEmergency situationsen_US
dc.subjectGuide robotsen_US
dc.subjectHuman-robot interactionen_US
dc.titleAssessment of Robot Guidance Modalities Conveying Instructions to Humans in Emergency Situationsen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machinesen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Electrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Human-Automation Systems Laben_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Tech Research Instituteen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/ROMAN.2014.6926390
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