The Autonomous Miniature Robot Alice:
from Prototypes to Applications.
G. Caprari, K. O. Arras, R. Siegwart
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
Institute of Robotic Systems
EPFL, DMT-ISR, CH-1015 Lausanne
For any commercial product, design cycles from the idea,
to concept, prototype and test are iterative processes.
This is especially true for high technology products. In
the last years we acquired experience in designing and
re-designing the small mobile robot Alice. In the first
part of this paper we present an overview of the
prototype family of Alice and the improvements achieved
so far. Applications are often the final objective but also
an incentive to correct and enhance the robot abilities. In
the second part, research carried out with Alice and