Affordance-Based Activity Placement in Human-Robot Shared Environments

  • Felix Lindner
  • Carola Eschenbach
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8239)


When planning to carry out an activity, a mobile robot has to choose its placement during the activity. Within an environment shared by humans and robots, a social robot should take restrictions deriving from spatial needs of other agents into account. We propose a solution to the problem of obtaining a target placement to perform an activity taking the action possibilities of oneself and others into account. The approach is based on affordance spaces agents can use to perform activities and on socio-spatial reasons that count for or against using such a space.


Mobile Robot Humanoid Robot Social Robot Dispositional Property Activity Placement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felix Lindner
    • 1
  • Carola Eschenbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Knowledge and Language Processing, Department of InformaticsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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