Ranger, an Example of Integration of Robotics into the Home Ecosystem

This paper presents the concept and an example of robject, a robotic entity embedded in an everyday object. Robjects use the affordance of the original object to ensure an efficient interaction and a high acceptance. The example of the ranger robot shows that this approach can be applied to the domestic environment. We explore the integration of a robot (robject) into a family household, by regarding the home as a ecosystem, which consists of people, parts, products, activities, and interactions. A test of the ranger robot in families validates this holistic approach and shows the impact of this type of design in respect to the complexity of the robotic system.


Editor(s):
Bleuler, Hannes
Bouri, Mohamed
Mondada, Francesco
Pisla, Doina
Rodic, Aleksandar
Helmer, Patrick
Published in:
New Trends in Medical and Service Robots, 38, 181-189
Presented at:
International Workshop and Summer School on Medical and Service Robotics, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 10 – 12 2014
Year:
2015
Publisher:
Switzerland, Springer International Publishing
ISBN:
978-3-319-23831-9
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