Publication Details

Roya Salek Shahrezaie, Santosh Balajee Banisetty, Mohammadmahdi Mohammadi, and David Feil-Seifer. "Towards Deep Reasoning on Social Rules for Socially Aware Navigation." Boulder, CO, USA, Mar 2021. ACM Human-Robot Interaction Companion. doi: 10.1145/3434074.3447225 ( pdf )


  • Keywords:
  • Socially-Aware Navigation (SAN)

Abstract

This work presents ideation and preliminary results of using contextual information and information of the objects present in the scene to query applicable social navigation rules for the sensed context. Prior work in socially-Aware Navigation (SAN) shows its importance in human-robot interaction as it improves the interaction quality, safety and comfort of the interacting partner. In this work, we are interested in automatic detection of social rules in SAN and we present three major components of our method, namely: a Convolutional Neural Network-based context classifier that can autonomously perceive contextual information using camera input; a YOLO-based object detection to localize objects with a scene; and a knowledge base of social rules relationships with the concepts to query them using both contextual and detected objects in the scene. Our preliminary results suggest that our approach can observe an on-going interaction, given an image input, and use that information to query the social navigation rules required in that particular context.

Author Details

Name: Roya Salek Shahrezaie
email: rsalek@nevada.unr.edu
Status: Active

Name: Santosh Balajee Banisetty
email: santoshbanisetty@nevada.unr.edu
Website: http://www.santoshbanisetty.com/
Status: Active

Name: Mohammadmahdi Mohammadi
Status: Inactive

Name: David Feil-Seifer
email: dave@cse.unr.edu
Website: http://cse.unr.edu/~dave
Phone: (775) 784-6469
Status: Active

BibTex Reference

@inproceedings{salek shahrezaie2021towards,
  title={Towards Deep Reasoning on Social Rules for Socially Aware Navigation},
  author={Roya Salek Shahrezaie and Santosh Balajee Banisetty and Mohammadmahdi Mohammadi and David Feil-Seifer},
  year={2021},
  month={March},
  address={ Boulder, CO, USA},
  publisher={ACM Human-Robot Interaction Companion},
  doi={10.1145/3434074.3447225},
}

HTML Reference

<span class="authors">Roya Salek Shahrezaie, Santosh Balajee Banisetty, Mohammadmahdi Mohammadi, and David Feil-Seifer</span>. <span class="title">"Towards Deep Reasoning on Social Rules for Socially Aware Navigation." </span> <span class="address"> Boulder, CO, USA</span>, <span class="month">Mar</span> <span class="year">2021</span>. <span class="ending">ACM Human-Robot Interaction Companion.</span> <span class="doi">doi: 10.1145/3434074.3447225</span>

Support

CHS: Small: Socially-Aware Navigation, National Science Foundation PI: David Feil-Seifer, co-PI: Monica Nicolescu, Amount: $500,000, Sept. 1, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2021