This study proposes devices suitable for use by non-experts to design robot navigation routes. The user places landmarks, called pebbles, on the floor to tell navigation routes to a robot. Using infrared communication, the pebbles automatically generate navigation routes. The system is designed such that non-expert users can understand the system status to configure the user's target en-vironment without expert assistance. During deployment, the system provides LED and voice feedback. The user can confirm that the devices are appropriately placed for the construction of a desired navigation network. In addition, because there is a device at each destination, our method can name locations by associating a device ID with a particular name.
Kentaro Ishii, Haipeng Mi, Lei Ma, Natsuda Laokulrat, Masahiko Inami, Takeo Igarashi.
Pebbles: User-Configurable Device Network for Robot Navigation.
The 14th IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.8118, pp.420-436, September 2013.
Haipeng Mi, Kentaro Ishii, Lei Ma, Natsuda Laokulrat, Masahiko Inami, Takeo Igarashi.
Pebbles: An Interactive Configuration Tool for Indoor Robot Navigation.
The 25th ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Demonstrations, pp.11-12, October 2012.