Development of robotic transportation system - Shopping support system collaborating with environmental cameras and mobile robots -

Conference: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010 - ISR 2010 (41st International Symposium on Robotics) and ROBOTIK 2010 (6th German Conference on Robotics)
06/07/2010 - 06/09/2010 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Matsuhira, Nobuto; Tokura, Seiji; Sonoura, Takafumi; Tasaki, Tsuyoshi; Ogawa, Hideki (Toshiba Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan)
Ozaki, Fumio
Sano, Masahito; Numata, Akiko (Toshiba TEC Corporation, Mishima, Japan)
Hashimoto, Naohisa (Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan)
Komoriya, Kiyoshi (Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan)

A robotic transportation system for shopping assistance has been developed. The system consists of a guidance robot, a cart robot, and environmental cameras. The guidance robot is an autonomous mobile robot with a position localization function, the cart robot with a shopping basket can follow the guidance robot, and environmental cameras can detect the robot and humans. A verification test has been performed in the test environment assumed for a food store. The guidance robot was able to guide the person to his/her desired place and to follow the person, and the cart robot was able to carry the articles while a shopping demonstration. Furthermore, safety technologies in the environment where robots and humans co-exist have been developed.