M. Vázquez, A. Lew, E. Gorevoy and J. Connolly recently published a new article entitled “Pose Generation for Social Robots in Conversational Group Formations” as part of IMG’s NSF project on spatial behavior understanding for Human-Robot Interaction. The paper presents two approaches for predicting an appropriate pose for a robot to take part in group formations subject to the physical layout of the surrounding environment. It also presents result from a user study that compared these approaches, and shows how these methods can be used to synthesize group formations.

Alex (Sasha) Lew and Victor Del Carpio put together a demo website for this work. Check it out!