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JRM Vol.21 No.4 pp. 515-523
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2009.p0515
(2009)

Paper:

Observation of Human Activities Based on Spatial Memory in Intelligent Space

Mihoko Niitsuma* and Hideki Hashimoto**

*Department of Precision Mechanics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University
1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551, Japan

**Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan

Received:
February 8, 2009
Accepted:
April 15, 2009
Published:
August 20, 2009
Keywords:
intelligent environment, human activity observation, human interface, spatial memory
Abstract

Intelligent Space (iSpace) we propose as an intelligent environment provides information and physical services to users via intelligent agents such as mobile robots, computer devices, and digital equipment. A suitable human interface is needed to enable users to operate agents in iSpace. For this, we previously proposed spatial memory. Here, we have improved system functions to make it more widely applicable. Specifically, we present four spatial memory problems and discuss solutions, focusing on user authentication, for which we propose a new procedure using spatial memory. By introducing the spatial human interface in iSpace, we also observe human activity in the environment via the history of human interface use involving several experiments.

Cite this article as:
Mihoko Niitsuma and Hideki Hashimoto, “Observation of Human Activities Based on Spatial Memory in Intelligent Space,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.21, No.4, pp. 515-523, 2009.
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