Development of a High Mobility Assistant Personal Robot for Home Operation
This paper presents the development of an Assistant Personal Robotic (APR) designed with the objective of creating a high reliable robot that can be used in several home applications such as: home safety, elder people supervision and remote assistance, remote presence, etc. In this proposal the APR is remotely controlled by a smartphone or portable tablet with Wi-Fi connectivity. The APR design has taken into consideration safety factors, mobility and physical restrictions of an average home; including opened doors, tight turns, and narrow corridors. The APR design includes several onboard sensors in order to protect the robot and avoid collisions with fixed or moving surrounding objects.
KeywordsAssistant personal robotic Elderly care Home assistant Remote control system
This work is partially founded by Indra, the University of Lleida, and the RecerCaixa 2013 grant.
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