Publication Details

Roya Salek Shahrezaie, Lotey B. Manalo, and David Feil-Seifer. "Knowledge-based Reasoning for Navigation in Public Spaces." Jul 2021. RSS Workshop on Social Robot Navigation. ( pdf )

  • Keywords:
  • Socially-Aware Navigation (SAN)


Robots’ autonomous navigation in public spaces and
their social awareness suited to the environmental context is an
active investigation in HRI. In this paper, we are presenting a
methodology to achieve this goal. While most navigation models
focus on objects, context, or human presence in the scene, we
will incorporate all three to perceive the environment more
accurately. Other than scene perception, the other important
aspect of socially aware navigation is the social norms associated
with the context. To do so, we have included interviews with
museum visitors, volunteers, and staff to gather information
about museums and convert the text data to social rules. This
effort is currently in progress, we present a framework for future
study and analysis of this problem.

Author Details

Name: Roya Salek Shahrezaie
Status: Active

Name: Lotey Manalo
Status: Active

Name: David Feil-Seifer
Phone: (775) 784-6469
Status: Active

BibTex Reference

@inproceedings{salek shahrezaie2021knowledge-based,
  title={Knowledge-based Reasoning for Navigation in Public Spaces},
  author={Roya Salek Shahrezaie and Lotey B. Manalo and David Feil-Seifer},
  publisher={RSS Workshop on Social Robot Navigation},

HTML Reference

<span class="authors">Roya Salek Shahrezaie, Lotey B. Manalo, and David Feil-Seifer</span>. <span class="title">"Knowledge-based Reasoning for Navigation in Public Spaces." </span> <span class="month">Jul</span> <span class="year">2021</span>. <span class="ending">RSS Workshop on Social Robot Navigation.</span>


CHS: Small: Socially-Aware Navigation, National Science Foundation PI: David Feil-Seifer, co-PI: Monica Nicolescu, Amount: $500,000, Sept. 1, 2017 - May 31, 2022