Prediction of Human's Movement for Collision Avoidance of Mobile Robot


In order to operate mobile robot that can coexist with human, it is necessary to strike a balance between safety and efficiency. It is effective to make a prediction about when and where human exist from data of pedestrian movement and environment. Then, we need to know how the configuration of environment effects pedestrian. This paper presents a measuring system of pedestrian movement tendency, and prediction system of pedestrian movement. We conducted the prediction experiment with real observed data, and proved that system can contribute to the balancing safety and efficiency of operating mobile robot.

Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, pp.1633-1638