Development of a concept model of a robotic information home appliance, ApriAlpha

Takashi Yoshimi, Nobuto Matsuhira, Kaoru Suzuki, Daisuke Yamamoto, Fumio Ozaki, Junko Hirokawa, Hideki Ogawa

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Abstract

We have proposed a concept of a Robotic Information Home Appliance corresponding to one category of home robots, and developed ApriAlpha, a concept model of the robotic information home appliance. ApriAlpha is a wheel locomotion type human friendly home robot which controls advanced home appliances, standing between their users and them as a voice controlled information terminal, and offers security and information services to users. We have integrated various robot technologies such as voice communication, image recognition, planning and motion control on ApriAlpha, and we have introduced a framework of the distributed object technology based Open Robot Controller Architecture (ORCA) which we are currently developing in view of its easy extension and efficient development. This paper describes the proposed robotic information home appliance and its concept model, ApriAlpha. The functions of the developed robot are confirmed by performing several demonstrations, and the merit of applying the framework of ORCA to the home robot controller is also confirmed through its development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Pages205-211
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2004 Sep 282004 Oct 2

Publication series

Name2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Volume1

Other

Other2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period04/9/2804/10/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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