Development and Implementation of an AI-Embedded and ROS-Compatible Smart Glove System in Human-Robot Interaction

Laury Rodriguez, Zofia Przedworska, Omar Obidat, Jesse Parron, Weitian Wang

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Abstract

Robotics technology is being widely used for an array of tasks in today's evolving markets. Human-robot collaboration is inevitable which leads to the need for safe, untroublesome, and easy-to-produce products. A smart glove has capabilities to collect data concerning its wearer's movements by the use of sensors. Motivated by this, in this study, we develop an AI-embedded and ROS-compatible smart glove system to realize real-time human-robot interaction in collaborative tasks. To allow the robot to intelligently learn and predict new human intentions for human-robot interaction, we propose an Extreme Learning Machine (ELM)-based human gesture understanding approach using the data from a set of strip and force sensors embedded in the smart glove and effectively run it through ROS. Three typical baseline gestures are conjured for ELM training purposes and fed into the algorithm with an appended label and corresponding sensor data. The developed system and proposed approach are validated in real-world human-robot collaborative tasks with efficiency and success. This work can also serve as a catalyst for the implementation of many important robot-supported applications such as healthcare and daily assistance for senior groups. Future work of this study is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE 19th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Smart Systems, MASS 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages699-704
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665471800
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Smart Systems, MASS 2022 - Denver, United States
Duration: 20 Oct 202222 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2022 IEEE 19th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Smart Systems, MASS 2022

Conference

Conference19th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Smart Systems, MASS 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver
Period20/10/2222/10/22

Keywords

  • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • human-robot interaction
  • machine learning
  • robot operating system (ROS)
  • sensors
  • smart glove

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