Fischer, Gregory S.
Our goal was to create a friendly robot that could safely guide a user through a building. While creating our end product, we explored a number of fields including human-robot interaction and robot navigation. Thanks to Ava Robotics, we used one of their first generation drive bases as the core of our robot, PAT. We mounted a head, which contains a Jetson TX2, a camera, and a touch screen for user interaction. PAT can take users through a set of destinations efficiently either from voice commands or its graphical interface. If PAT is stuck, it can detect obstacles and ask for help to remove an obstacle in order to continue guiding the user. We have accomplished a basic tour guide using Ava Robotics’ base model, which created a stepping stone for future development.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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