Prime: Towards the design of a small interactive office robot

Dante Arroyo, Cesar Lucho, Pedro Cisneros, Francisco Cuellar

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This paper presents the design and implementation of Prime, a small interactive office robot with features to support daily office activities by transporting small desktop supplies, carrying reminder notes and performing other gadget utilities. In order to create an effective inclusion of the robot in this particular workspace, the design of Prime is centered in three important aspects: functionality, aesthetics and interaction. This work is an exploratory research aimed to study the novel inclusion of small service robots in office environments and serve as a research platform to conduct human-robot interaction theories and experiments. The design and implementation of the presented robot results from an interdisciplinary work, including a survey to define Prime’s functionality and behavior in response to specific office needs, as well as its design process that comprehends sketching, scale modeling and 3D prototyping.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics - 6th International Conference, ICSR 2014, Proceedings
EditorsMichael Beetz, Michael Beetz, Mary-Anne Williams, Benjamin Johnston, Mary-Anne Williams
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319119724
StatePublished - 2014
Event6th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2014 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 27 Oct 201429 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference6th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2014


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