Outdoor Robotic Companion Based on a Google AndroidTM Smartphone and GPS Guidance

  • Eduard Clotet
  • Dani Martínez
  • Javier Moreno
  • Marcel Tresanchez
  • Tomàs Pallejà
  • Davinia Font
  • Mercè Teixidó
  • Jordi Palacín
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 290)

Abstract

This paper presents an outdoor mobile robotic companion that is guided by GPS. The robotic companion is a wheeled mobile robot that uses a Google Android smartphone as a central processing unit. The mobile robot takes advantage of the integrated smartphone features such as wireless connectivity, USB interface for external electronic boards, and the GPS sensor. Moreover, the mobile robot companion can be controlled by another smartphone in order to define companion behaviors such as “go to location”, “follow me”, and “keep close” all of them based on the use of GPS information. The mobile robot has been tested as in long walks in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the artificial companion effect.

Keywords

Companion mobile robot smartphone based robot GPS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduard Clotet
    • 1
  • Dani Martínez
    • 1
  • Javier Moreno
    • 1
  • Marcel Tresanchez
    • 1
  • Tomàs Pallejà
    • 1
  • Davinia Font
    • 1
  • Mercè Teixidó
    • 1
  • Jordi Palacín
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of LleidaLleidaSpain

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