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LAAS (Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes) is a research unit of the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) in the field of Information and Communication Science and Technology. It is associated with three academic institutions in Toulouse: UPS (Paul Sabatier University), INSA (National Institute of Applied Science) and INP (Polytechnic National Institute).

Autonomous Robotics is one its research directions: the study and design of autonomous machines integrating perception, action and reasoning capabilities.

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Rackham

Rackham is an autonomous interactive mobile robot. It is equipped with various sensors (cameras, a laser range finder, ultrasonic proximity sensors) and is able to map its environment and to navigate autonomously in presence of the public. Rackham detects humans visually and interacts with them. Visitors may ask it to guide them to a given demonstration using menus on a tactile screen, and Rackham addresses humans with an animated avatar and voice synthesis.

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Results

Some experimental results.

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Photos

Photos and videos of Rackham interacting with people in the museum.

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Related Publications

Publications linked to this project

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