This project aims to create a mobile robot
system capable of continous operation in a real world environment.
This requires a robust navigation and localisation system as well as a
mechanism for docking at a recharging station. Also the robot will be
controlled through teleoperation over the internet so safe operation
and the user interface are further research areas.
This project aims to solve the challenge of
developing a mobile robot capable of autonomous operation in
semi-structured environments (our office) for long periods of time.
The project consists of three major components:
- Localisation and navigation system: At the moment, we are using
software kindly supplied by Sebastian Thrun. In the
future, this will be replaced by our own system called DROS.
- Recharging station: In order to operate for extended periods, the
robot must have a method for recharging its batteries. The recharging
station allows this.
- Web interface: A web interface has been developed to allow users
on the Internet to control our robot. The web interface can be found
For more information, contact David Austin