Designing the robot inclusive space challenge

Rajesh Elara Mohan, Ning Tan, Katrine Tjoelsen, Ricardo Sosa

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Abstract

A novel robotic challenge, namely the robot inclusive spaces (RIS) challenge, is proposed in this paper, which is a cross disciplinary and design focused initiative. It aims to foster the roboticists, architects, and designers towards realizing robot friendly social spaces. Contrary to conventional robotics competitions focusing on designing robots and its component technologies, robot inclusive spaces challenge adopts an interdisciplinary “design for robots” strategy to overcome the traditional research problem in real world deployments of social robots. In order to realize the RIS, various architectural elements must be adapted including: design principles for inclusive spaces, lighting schemes, furniture choices and arrangement, wall and floor surfaces, pathways among others. This paper introduces the format and design principles of RIS challenge, presents a first run of the challenge, and gives the corresponding analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-274
Number of pages8
JournalDigital Communications and Networks
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Design for robots
  • Robot inclusive spaces
  • Robotics challenge
  • Service robotics

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