Title

Michele The Robot Tour Guide

Lead Author Major

Computer Engineering

Lead Author Status

Senior

Second Author Major

Computer Engineering

Second Author Status

Senior

Third Author Major

Computer Engineering

Third Author Status

Senior

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Cherian Mathews

Faculty Mentor Email

cmathews@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract/Artist Statement

Michele, under the guidance of a student staff, can give a tour of the John T. Chambers Technology Center (CTC).

New and prospective students receive tours of UOP’s engineering facilities on a daily basis. Unfortunately, these tours are often conducted by student staff that have little experience of the engineering program. It is important to show potential students an application of what can be learned through the engineering program here at Pacific. The design is meant to aid current student staff in a non-invasive manner, while relaying accurate information to tour groups. This design utilizes Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence to provide real time speech interactions with users. The system is able to highlight important features of the tour, as well as answer questions from visitors within the tour groups. This alleviates the pressure on the student tour guide to remember complicated details about Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Currently, the system follows a student tour guide by tracking them while it’s informing a tour group about the program and locations within CTC. Future work of the project will include implementing features to make the robot fully autonomous. This will include the use of mapping and position tracking.

In this demonstration, users will be able to ask Michele a variety of questions about the engineering program and the CTC building. Users, during the demonstration, will also be able to act as the student tour guide and have Michele follow them.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

5-5-2018 3:30 PM

End Date

5-5-2018 4:30 PM

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Michele The Robot Tour Guide

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Michele, under the guidance of a student staff, can give a tour of the John T. Chambers Technology Center (CTC).

New and prospective students receive tours of UOP’s engineering facilities on a daily basis. Unfortunately, these tours are often conducted by student staff that have little experience of the engineering program. It is important to show potential students an application of what can be learned through the engineering program here at Pacific. The design is meant to aid current student staff in a non-invasive manner, while relaying accurate information to tour groups. This design utilizes Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence to provide real time speech interactions with users. The system is able to highlight important features of the tour, as well as answer questions from visitors within the tour groups. This alleviates the pressure on the student tour guide to remember complicated details about Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Currently, the system follows a student tour guide by tracking them while it’s informing a tour group about the program and locations within CTC. Future work of the project will include implementing features to make the robot fully autonomous. This will include the use of mapping and position tracking.

In this demonstration, users will be able to ask Michele a variety of questions about the engineering program and the CTC building. Users, during the demonstration, will also be able to act as the student tour guide and have Michele follow them.