Development of Mobile Robot “SARA” that Completed Mission in Real World Robot Challenge 2014
Naoki Akai*, Kenji Yamauchi*, Kazumichi Inoue**, Yasunari Kakigi*, Yuki Abe*, and Koichi Ozaki*
*Graduate School of Engineering, Utsunomiya University
7-1-2 Yoto, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi 321-8585, Japan
**AIM Co., Ltd.
2333 Yana, Oyama-shi, Tochigi 323-0158, Japan
View of SARA with and without cowl
Held in Japan every year since 2007, the Real World Robot Challenge (RWRC) is a technical challenge for mobile robots. Every robot is given the missions of traveling a long distance and finding specific persons autonomously. The robots must also have an affinity for people and be remotely monitored. In order to complete the missions, we developed a new mobile robot, SARA, which we entered in RWRC 2014. The robot successfully completed all of the missions of the challenge. In this paper, the systems we implemented are detailed. Moreover, results of experiments and of the challenge are presented, and knowledges we gained through the experience are discussed.
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