Selected Publications

This page shows selected publications from the last years. For a detailed list please refer to the Google Scholar or DBLP page of Stefan Schneegass.

How to Communicate Robot Motion Intent: A Scoping Review

Type of Publication: Article in Collected Edition

How to Communicate Robot Motion Intent: A Scoping Review

Pascher, Max; Grünefeld, Uwe; Schneegass, Stefan; Gerken, Jens
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Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’23)
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intent; motion; robot; cobot; drone; survey
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How to Communicate Robot Motion Intent: A Scoping Review (1.28 MB)
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Robots are becoming increasingly omnipresent in our daily lives, supporting us and carrying out autonomous tasks. In Human-Robot Interaction, human actors benefit from understanding the robot's motion intent to avoid task failures and foster collaboration. Finding effective ways to communicate this intent to users has recently received increased research interest. However, no common language has been established to systematize robot motion intent. This work presents a scoping review aimed at unifying existing knowledge. Based on our analysis, we present an intent communication model that depicts the relationship between robot and human through different intent dimensions (intent type, intent information, intent location). We discuss these different intent dimensions and their interrelationships with different kinds of robots and human roles. Throughout our analysis, we classify the existing research literature along our intent communication model, allowing us to identify key patterns and possible directions for future research.