Autonomous Robot that Uses Symbol Recognition and Artificial Emotion to Attend the AAAI Conference

Francois Michaud, Jonathan Audet, Dominic Ldtourneau, Luc Lussier, Catherine Theberge-Turmel, and Serge Caron

This paper describes our approach in designing an autonomous robot for the AAAI Mobile Robot Challenge, making the robot attend the National Conference on AI. The goal was to do a simplified version of the whole task, by integrating methodologies developed in various research projects conducted in our laboratory. Original contributions are the use of a symbol recognition technique to make the robot read signs, artificial emotion for expressing the state of the robot in the accomplishment of its goals, a touch screen for human-robot interaction, and a charging station for allowing the robot to recharge when necessary. All of these aspects are influenced by the different steps to be followed by the robot attendee to complete the task from start-to-end.


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