Faculty Advisor

Fischer, Gregory S.

Faculty Advisor

Xiao, Jing

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Computer Science

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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