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A Study of Enhanced Robot Autonomy in Telepresence

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Riano, Lorenzo, Burbridge, Christopher and McGinnity, TM (2011) A Study of Enhanced Robot Autonomy in Telepresence. In: Proceedings of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems, AICS. AICS. 10 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Many telepresence robots have been developed, but most offer little more than a webcam on wheels, with the user being in control of every function of the robot. In order to enhance the users ability to remotely communicate, navigate and feel present in a remote environment, we argue that a higher degree of autonomy is required. In this paper a telepresence system is presented that assists the user in three core ways: semi-autonomous navigation control, semi- autonomous people tracking and improved situational awareness. The value of enhanced autonomy in telepresence systems is demonstrated by experiments carried out with real users, both with a webcam on wheels and with our proposed telepresence system.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
ID Code:19260
Deposited By:Dr Lorenzo Riano
Deposited On:16 Sep 2011 14:14
Last Modified:16 Sep 2011 14:14

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