A Portable and Self-presenting Robotic Ecology HRI Testbed

Anara Sandygulova, Mauro Dragone

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)


Robotic ecologies are networks of heterogeneous devices (sensors, actuators, automated appliances and mobile robots) pervasively embedded in everyday environments, where they cooperate to the achievement of complex tasks. Their successful application opens important research questions for both their engineering and their interaction with human users. In this paper we illustrate a testbed built to support interaction studies between human users and robotic ecologies. The testbed consists of an interactive and autonomous robotic ecology that is able to engage with human users, react to their activities, and even introduce them to the main concepts behind robotic ecologies. We describe how such a testbed is built using a middleware purposefully designed for robotic ecologies, and we report our experiences in its application to a number of project demonstrations and human-robot interaction studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolving Ambient Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationAmI 2013 Workshops, Dublin, Ireland, December 3-5, 2013. Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319044064
ISBN (Print)9783319044057
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Dive into the research topics of 'A Portable and Self-presenting Robotic Ecology HRI Testbed'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this