Design principles for robot inclusive spaces: a case study with Roomba

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Title: Design principles for robot inclusive spaces: a case study with Roomba
Authors: M. R. Elara
N. Rojas
A. Chua
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Research focus on service robots that deals with applications related to healthcare, logistics, residential, search and rescue are gaining significant momentum in the recent years. Their social and economic relevance is more than evident. Yet, while much has been researched about “designing robots” focusing on sensing, actuation, mobility and control of service robots, little work has been done on “design for robots” that looks at designing preferred artefacts or environments for such robots. In this work, we propose a new philosophy of robot inclusive spaces, a cross disciplinary approach that brings together roboticians, architects and designers to solve numerous unsettled research problems in robotics community through design of inclusive interior spaces for robots where the latter live and operate. With a residential floor cleaning robot as a case study, we inductively derived a set of four design principles namely observability, accessibility, activity and safety that guides the realization of an inclusive space for these service robots. Also, the suggested principles are further defined, analysed and validated for their merits in this paper.
Issue Date: 29-Sep-2014
Date of Acceptance: 31-May-2014
ISSN: 1050-4729
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Start Page: 5592
End Page: 5599
Journal / Book Title: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Copyright Statement: © 2014 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Conference Name: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Start Date: 2014-05-31
Finish Date: 2014-06-07
Conference Place: Hong Kong, CHINA
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Dyson School of Design Engineering

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