Standard

Deliverable 3.4: Reactive Motion Planning

This report details the reactive navigation techniques developed for the CrowdBot project between months M1 to M30. In this sense, we have investigated three main technical components for achieving reactivity in different types of mobile or service robots when navigating in crowded environments.Each of the three technical components are designed to complement high-level planning techniques

Standard

Deliverable 3.5: Social Navigation

This task brings socially aware navigation strategies on the commercial platform Pepper. Special focus was put on the factors: Safety: No physical harm.  Comfort: Absence of annoyance and stress for humans. Naturalness: Similarity between robots and human’s behaviour patterns. Sociability: Adherence to explicit high-level socio-cultural conventions. This deliverable reports on the developments made by Softbank

Standard

Deliverable 3.2: Robust Localization and Mapping

This report details the robust localization and mapping algorithms developed for the Crowdbot project between months M1 and M30. Our proposed solutions are designed with the explicit goal of achieving robot navigation in crowded environments, where many existing methods struggle due to the high degree of dynamic motion around the robot. This report primarily serves

Standard

Deliverable 3.3: Local Interaction Aware Motion Planning

State-of-the-art approaches for robot navigation among humans are typically restricted to planar movement actions. This work addresses the question of whether it can be beneficial to use interaction actions, such as saying, touching, and gesturing, for the sake of allowing robots to navigate in unstructured, crowded environments. To do so, we first identify challenging scenarios

Standard

Webex Executive Commitee meeting – June 2020

Due to Covid, Executive Commitee meeting was held in June by videoconference.

Standard

Webex All-hands meeting – June 2020

Due to Covid, All-hand meeting was held in June by videoconference.

Standard

Deliverable 7.3: CrowdBot Challenge

This deliverable introduces the CrowdBot Challenge and presents its level of advancement before launching the first round. This document first presents the objective of the challenge, which is, in brief, to allow teams working in the field of crowd robot navigation to evaluate their navigation techniques and to compare their methods for moving robots in

Standard

Webex Executive Commitee meeting – May 2020

A new ExCom meeting was held by videoconference with all partners in May. Partners planned the next months of the project. It was initially scheduled in Paris on 4th May 2020. Considering the current situation (with covid-19), the date was maintained but the format changed for visio conference.​

Standard

Webex Exceptional Executive Commitee meeting – March 2020

Due to Covid, an Exceptional Executive Commitee meeting was held in March .

Standard

Publication (IEEE VR 2020): Toward Virtual Reality-based Evaluation of Robot Navigation among People

Authors: Grzeskowiak, Fabien; Babel, Marie; Bruneau, Julien; Pettre, Julien