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University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, Mobile Robotics Group.

Last updated: Oct. 17, 2022

Socially-aware Robot Navigation


  • Zhi Yan, Assistant Professor, UTBM
  • Rui Yang, Ph.D. student, UTBM
  • Iaroslav Okunevich, Ph.D. Student, UTBM



Current mobile robotics forces humans to walk at a slower pace and be constantly vigilant in shared spaces. Our project will research and develop a safe and reliable robot navigation system that also conforms to social norms, not only to make breakthroughs in methods, but also to build a standardizable benchmarking framework, so that the developed system can be truly exploitable and economical, and go beyond expensive customized solutions, specific use cases, and controlled environments.