Aim of this project is the development of a robot that can operate autonomously at exhibitions and malls to attract people to a given location, by showing interesting behaviors.
The robot first exhibition has been at Robotica 2009, within HI-Tech Expo at [Fiera di Milano], on November 23-25, 2009. It was also presented in the second edition at [Robotica 2010]
Here, the robot had to go around in an area delimited by a white stripe and contact verbally and with gestures people entering the area, in order to attract them to the booth.
The robot body has been implemented in collaboration with [Pupazzia], who has designed and implemented the external shape.
Lorenzo Ripani has worked on bringing the robot home while engaging the user, implementing a SLAM system based on Kinect used as a laser scanner, developing all the needed functionalities and integrating all the work done on E-2? to produce a system demonstrated at DEIB-POLIMI open day in 2014.