Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis

IbPRIA 2003: Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis pp 212-220

Multimodal Attention System for an Interactive Robot

  • Oscar Déniz
  • Modesto Castrillón
  • Javier Lorenzo
  • Mario Hernández
  • Juan Méndez
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-44871-6_25

Volume 2652 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Déniz O., Castrillón M., Lorenzo J., Hernández M., Méndez J. (2003) Multimodal Attention System for an Interactive Robot. In: Perales F.J., Campilho A.J.C., de la Blanca N.P., Sanfeliu A. (eds) Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis. IbPRIA 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2652. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Social robots are receiving much interest in the robotics community. The most important goal for such robots lies in their interaction capabilities. An attention system is crucial, both as a filter to center the robot’s perceptual resources and as a mean of letting the observer know that the robot has intentionality. In this paper a simple but flexible and functional attentional model is described. The model, which has been implemented in an interactive robot currently under development, fuses both visual and auditive information extracted from the robot’s environment, and can incorporate knowledge-based influences on attention.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oscar Déniz
    • 1
  • Modesto Castrillón
    • 1
  • Javier Lorenzo
    • 1
  • Mario Hernández
    • 1
  • Juan Méndez
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Universitario de Sistemas Inteligentes (IUSIANI)Univ. Las Palmas de Gran CanariaLas PalmasSpain