Design of a customised BB8 Robot companion

Innes, Mia and Secco, Emanuele Lindo (2021) Design of a customised BB8 Robot companion. In: IEEE SENSORS 2021, October 31 - November 4, Virtual Conference. (Accepted for Publication)

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In this paper we present the outcome and development of a customized replica of a tv character droid known as “BB8”. The proposed design is using a low-cost Arduino-based hamster drive mechanism which allows to wirelessly control the movement of the robotic body through an app and a HC-08 Bluetooth 4.0 module. The robot’s design also embeds a set of acoustic and visual devices and sensors.
Upon command the robot moves in specific directions or performs specific movements, as well as reacts with acoustic feedback; a light sensor also triggers visual feedback in the head of the robot.
The proposed system is characterized by a simple and low-cost design, and it inherently allows a set of multiple uses, from rehabilitation to Human Robot Interaction applications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Emanuele Secco
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2021 13:15
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2021 13:15

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