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

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Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 11th International Conference


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.

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Clotet, E. et al. (2014). Outdoor Robotic Companion Based on a Google AndroidTM Smartphone and GPS Guidance. In: Omatu, S., Bersini, H., Corchado, J., Rodríguez, S., Pawlewski, P., Bucciarelli, E. (eds) Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 11th International Conference. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 290. Springer, Cham.

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