Multi-objective optimization for socially aware robot navigation

Mobile robots are gradually making their way into a number of human-populated environments, including hospitals, malls and people’s homes. In order for these robots to interact with humans in their surroundings, they should respect a number of unspoken social norms that are associated with sharing a given environment with others. With this in mind, researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have recently developed a non-linear, multi-objective optimization approach that could enable socially aware navigation...