Social Group Motion in Robots

Francesco Zanlungo, Zeynep Yucel, Florent Ferreri, Jani Even, Luis Yoichi Morales Saiki, Takayuki Kanda

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Citations (Scopus)


Mobile social robots and (semi-)autonomous small size vehicles such as robotic wheelchairs need to understand and replicate pedestrian behaviour, in order to move safely in the crowd and to interact with, move along with and transport humans. A large amount of research about pedestrian behaviour has been undertaken by the crowd simulation community, but such results cannot be trivially adapted to robot applications. We discuss a simple but general recipe to apply an acceleration based pedestrian model (“Social Force Model”) to mobile robots, and, as a specific example, we show how to replicate in a group of robots the behaviour of social pedestrian groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics - 9th International Conference, ICSR 2017, Proceedings
EditorsKenji Suzuki, Hongsheng He, Abderrahmane Kheddar, Eiichi Yoshida, Friederike Eyssel, Shuzhi Sam Ge, John-John Cabibihan
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
Volume10652 LNAI
ISBN (Print)9783319700212
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Event9th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2017 - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: Nov 22 2017Nov 24 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10652 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other9th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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