One robot, eight hours, and twenty four thousand people

Dayoub, Feras, Morris, Timothy, Upcroft, Ben, & Corke, Peter (2013) One robot, eight hours, and twenty four thousand people. In Proceedings of the 2013 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Australasian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA), Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-7.

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This paper presents an account of an autonomous mobile robot deployment in a densely crowded public event with thousands of people from different age groups attending. The robot operated for eight hours on an open floor surrounded by tables, chairs and massive touchscreen displays. Due to the large number of people who were in close vicinity of the robot, different safety measures were implemented including the use of no-go zones which prevent the robot from blocking emergency exits or moving too close to the display screens. The paper presents the lessons learnt and experiences obtained from this experiment, and provides a discussion about the state of mobile service robots in such crowded environments.

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ID Code: 63765
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISBN: 978-0-9807404-4-8
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Deposited On: 27 Oct 2013 22:41
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 04:02

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