AAAI Publications, 2017 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

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Beam: A Collaborative Autonomous Mobile Service Robot
Utkarsh Patel, Emre Hatay, Mike D'Arcy, Ghazal Zand, Pooyan Fazli

Last modified: 2017-10-09


We introduce the Beam, a collaborative autonomous mobile service robot, based on SuitableTech’s Beam telepresence system. We present a set of enhancements to the telepresence system, including autonomy, human awareness, increased computation and sensing capabilities, and integration with the popular Robot Operating System (ROS) framework. Together, our improvements transform the Beam into a lowcost platform for research on service robots. We examine the Beam on target search and object delivery tasks and demonstrate that the robot achieves a 100% success rate.


Service Robots; Human-Robot Interaction; Human-Aware Autonomy; Low Cost Platform; Target Search; Object Delivery;

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