A semantic labeling of the environment based on what people do Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2017

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 21


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  • 17

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1424-3210

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1424-8220


  • In this work, a system is developed for semantic labeling of locations based on what people do. This system is useful for semantic navigation of mobile robots. The system differentiates environments according to what people do in them. Background sound, number of people in a room and amount of movement of those people are items to be considered when trying to tell if people are doing different actions. These data are sampled, and it is assumed that people behave differently and perform different actions. A support vector machine is trained with the obtained samples, and therefore, it allows one to identify the room. Finally, the results are discussed and support the hypothesis that the proposed system can help to semantically label a room.


  • Robotics and Industrial Informatics


  • semantic labeling; semantic navigation; mobile robotics; detecting people; environment classification; range data; robot; classification; recognition; places