Gesture based HRI for industrial AGVs
Tutor / director / evaluatorMunells, Xavier
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Interaction between humans and AGVs (Automatic guided vehicles) is often reduced to non-existent or just some pushbuttons, touchscreens or signalling lamps . In recent years some researchers have attempted to improve the interaction through AGVs that follow people , path planning through gestures or robots that are able to ask for help if they cannot carry out a task on its own.  This project proposes extending the HRI (Human Robot Interaction) of Kivnon Logística's AGVs with gesture recognition and human localization through depth cameras and with emotion-simulating feedback through a screen. The aim for this technology introduction is to develop a shopping cart like AGV that follows people on gesture commands. The developed system will be built on Kivnon Logística's AGV model K11 mouse as a prototype. Later on a specific AGV will be designed. The final aim of this project is to introduce smart interactive AGVs in industrial environments focused in production areas.