Lessons Learned from Xavier

Reid Simmons, Joaquin Lopez Fernandez, Richard Goodwin, Sven Koenig, and Joseph O'Sullivan
Robotics and Automation Magazine, , 2000 pp. 733 - 39.


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Abstract
For the past four years, we have been running an experiment in web-based interaction with an autonomous indoor mobile robot. The robot, called Xavier, can accept commands to travel to different offices in our building, broadcasting camera images as it travels. The experiment, which was originally designed to test a new navigation algorithm, has proven very successful, with nearly 40,000 requests received and 240 kilometers travelled, to date. This article describes the autonomous robot system, the web-based interfaces, and how they communicate with the robot. It highlights lessons learned during this experiment in web-based robotics and includes recommendations for putting future mobile robots on the web.

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Reliable Autonomous Systems Lab
Associated Project(s): Xavier

Text Reference
Reid Simmons, Joaquin Lopez Fernandez, Richard Goodwin, Sven Koenig, and Joseph O'Sullivan, "Lessons Learned from Xavier," Robotics and Automation Magazine, , 2000 pp. 733 - 39.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Simmons_2000_3857,
   author = "Reid Simmons and Joaquin {Lopez Fernandez} and Richard Goodwin and Sven Koenig and Joseph O'Sullivan",
   title = "Lessons Learned from Xavier",
   journal = "Robotics and Automation Magazine",
   pages = "733 - 39",
   publisher = "IEEE",
   year = "2000",
}