The main objectives of this WP are to define the crowd scenarios in which the smart wheelchair and the socially assistive robot Pepper will operate and to prepare, run and evaluate the user studies.
This WP focuses on providing the visual sensing capabilities for assisting a mobile robot or wheelchair in its challenging task of navigating through a crowd.
This WP focuses on the central task of safe autonomous navigation among human crowds.
WP4: Simulation tools for robots navigation in crowds
The main objective of this WP is to use crowd simulation techniques to provide robots with the capacity of predicting short term evolution of the crowd state around the robot and, consequently, to improve the ability of robots to navigate in crowds
WP5: System architecture and integration
The main objective of this WP is to develop a coherent theoretical and functional system architecture fitting the needs of the project, including targeted scenarios and facilitating integration of components across robotic platforms
WP6: Ethics and sefety
This work-package addresses the safety and ethical questions related to the use of robots in crowds.
WP7: Exploitation, dissemination, communication
The main objective of this WP is to generate awareness by developing appropriate communication messages, material and initiatives targeting our key audiences.
This WP ensures the achievement of the project’s objectives, in terms of scientific quality, timely delivery, and contribution to the expected impact of the project.
D1.1: Specification of Scenarios Requirements
D1.2: Experiment protocol and risk assessment
D1.3: Specification update
D1.4: Initial evaluation report
D1.5: Final evaluation report
D2.1: Sensor specification
D2.2: Local sensing first prototype
D2.3: Local sensing system
D3.1: First release of the localization, mapping and local motion planning
D3.2: Robust localization and mapping
D3.3: Local interaction-aware motion planning
D3.4: Reactive motion planning
D3.5: Social navigation
D3.6: Shared control navigation
D4.1: Report on physical interactions between robots and humans
D4.2: Crowd simulator - intermediate version
D4.3: Crowd simulator - final version
D5.1: System architecture
D5.2: First basic integrated robot system prototype in experimental scenario
D5.3: Second updated and extended integrated robot system with smart environment sensory communication and situation assessment capability for experimental scenario
D5.4: Final integrated system also including simulation, crowd navigation for experimental scenario
D6.1: Overview of risks when using robots in crowds
D6.2: Robot design recommendations
D6.3: Proceedings of ESAB workshops and report on ethical protocols
D6.4: Roadmap towards standardization and certification
D7.1: Project website
D7.2: Initial Communication, dissemination and exploitation plan