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This paper presents the genesis of RoboX. This tour guide ro-bot has been built from the scratch based on the experience
 

Summary: Abstract
This paper presents the genesis of RoboX. This tour guide ro-
bot has been built from the scratch based on the experience
of the Autonomous Systems Lab. The production of 11 of
those machines has been realized by a spin-off of the lab:
BlueBotics SA. The goal was to maximize the autonomy and
interactivity of the mobile platform while ensuring high ro-
bustness, security and performance. The result is an interac-
tive moving machine which can operate in human
environments and interacts by seeing humans, talking to and
looking at them, showing icons and asking them to answer its
questions. The complete design of mechanics, electronics
and software is presented in the first part. Then, as extraor-
dinary test bed, the Robotics exhibition at Expo.02 (Swiss
National Exhibition) permits to establish meaningful statis-
tics over 5 months (from May 15 to October 20, 2002) with
up to 11 robots operating at the same time.
1. Introduction
The task of a tour guide robot is to be able to move around
autonomously in the environment, to acquire the attention of

  

Source: Arras, Kai O. - Institut für Informatik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences