Robotics For the Real World: A Museum Tourguide Robot

  • Chen, Jason (PI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    This project will develop a tour guide robot for deployment into a real-world situation: providing tours at the Questacon museum in Canberra. Previously developed tour guide robots have all been limited in nature, similar to one-off laboratory experiments. This project aims to develop a world first: a truly robust and autonomous mobile robot that is continuously in service. This is a vital area for the future of robotics and has potential for spin-offs. The project will also develop necessary research results in the areas of mapping of dynamic environments, demonstrable safety, human-robot interaction, robot robustness and reliability, and Internet-based teleoperation.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date29/05/0331/12/07

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$195,000.00
    • Questacon: A$60,000.00

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