Omnidirectional vehicles acting in human environment need to express their actions, because it is difficult for human to predict actions of the vehicles due to the loss of changes in posture. Omni-Winker is proposed as an indicator for omnidirectional vehicles, where the Omni-Winker expresses locomotive behavior such as the direction and speed of the vehicle to all human around the vehicles. Five type of Omni-Winker are developed and evaluated in Human-Robot Interaction situations. The proposed Omni-Winker leads to interactive collision avoidance, where the winker encourages human-driven collision avoidance in addition to existing intelligent sensing technology.
緒方亜悟, 山崎洋一, "人とロボットの共存の為のアンテナ型Omni-Winkerを用いた双方向型接触回避," The 9th IEEE Tokyo Young Researchers Work shop, 32, 2012
Yoichi Yamazaki, Kei Hayashi, Nozomi Kadokura, Makoto Motoki, Takuya Hashimoto, Kenjiro Tadakuma, and Kaoru Hirota, ""Omni-Winker": The Device to Express Locomotive Behavior of Omnidirectional Vehicles for Interactive Collision Avoidance" 2011 International Workshop on Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics, SS5-4, Nov.2011 (Session Best Presentation Award)
山本大祐，山崎洋一, "Color Omni-Winkerを用いた全方向移動体のための双方向型接触回避," The 8th IEEE Tokyo Young Researchers Work shop, 29, 2011
Nozomi Kadokura, Kei Hayashi, Makoto Motoki, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Yoichi Yamazaki, “Omni-Winker for Interactive Avoidance of Contact”，The 7th IEEE Tokyo Young Researchers Workshop，30 ， 2010.11