Robotman: A security robot for human-robot interaction

Alexander Lopez, Renato Paredes, Diego Quiroz, Gabriele Trovato, Francisco Cuellar

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In this paper we present the design, development and preliminary tests of Robotman, a robot that combines qualities for interaction with humans, and security patrolling services. The robot is inspired by the information obtained from a security company in which their personnel not only perform security patrolling services, but have to interact with people, providing additional information about the area they safeguard. The robot is able to perform security patrols during the night while functioning as a guide during the day. We designed and implemented a robust, easy to assemble, anthropomorphic security robot aiming to patrol large indoor areas, interact with humans, welcome, provide information and guide clients to their destination, as well as function as a telepresence platform for the human security guards. Our results suggest that Robotman is user friendly and pleasing to the people, it can perform security tasks and interact with them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 18th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538631577
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 30
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2017 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2017 Jul 102017 Jul 12

Publication series

Name2017 18th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2017


Other18th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2017
CityHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization


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