A Study of Enhanced Robot Autonomy in Telepresence

Lorenzo Riano, Christopher Burbridge, TM McGinnity

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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.
    LanguageEnglish
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    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventProceedings of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems, AICS -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

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    ConferenceProceedings of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems, AICS
    Period1/01/11 → …

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    Riano, L., Burbridge, C., & McGinnity, TM. (2011). A Study of Enhanced Robot Autonomy in Telepresence. In Unknown Host Publication
    Riano, Lorenzo ; Burbridge, Christopher ; McGinnity, TM. / A Study of Enhanced Robot Autonomy in Telepresence. Unknown Host Publication. 2011.
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