Designing SANDRA: An Autonomous Tour Guide Robot for the University of Technology, Sydney

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dc.contributor.author Behrens, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Carmichael, Marc en_US
dc.contributor.author Patel, Miteshkumar en_US
dc.contributor.editor Kim, J; Mahony, R en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-15T07:28:33Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-15T07:28:33Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2008001632 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Behrens Michael, Carmichael Marc, and Patel Miteshkumar 2008, 'Designing SANDRA: An Autonomous Tour Guide Robot for the University of Technology, Sydney', Australian Robotics and Automation Association, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1-7. en_US
dc.identifier.issn - en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12910
dc.description.abstract This paper describes how a team of final year mechatronic engineering students developed an autonomous robotic system intended to act as a tour guide during events such as University open days and explores the opportunities this project presented to extend their knowledge and skills. The specifications of the project required the system to localise and navigate autonomously within a known environment while avoiding collisions with any people or obstacles not included in the prior area map. In addition to these requirements, the system needed to locate humans as potential clients, approach and greet them, offer directions and if required take the guest on a guided tour of the university. While taking the subject Advanced Robotics the students were able to develop a functional first prototype of the system and carry out initial tests. Following the completion of the subject a small number of the students opted to continue working on the project developing a second prototype using the knowledge gained and further enhancing their learning experiences. While this project mainly involved integrating existing well known algorithms, software and hardware, it provided an excellent opportunity to enhance the mechatronic engineering skills of the students involved. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Australian Robotics and Automation Association en_US
dc.title Designing SANDRA: An Autonomous Tour Guide Robot for the University of Technology, Sydney en_US
dc.parent 2008 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Canberra, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 7 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Elec, Mech and Mechatronic Systems en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 080100 en_US
dc.personcode 104141 en_US
dc.personcode 102842 en_US
dc.personcode 10499604 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation en_US
dc.date.activity 20081203 en_US
dc.location.activity Canberra en_US
dc.description.keywords en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 105902 en_US


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