Title

Building a multi-sensor mobile robot that can freely move, detect human movement, and determine the general shape and position of a human subject to be compatible with an augmented reality headset.

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Augmented reality is a recent application of technology that has brought a new world of opportunities. One such application could be the addition of robots to be compatible with an augmented reality headset, which would allow for many new ways of efficient communication and work. One such use of robots along with AR is in military or police applications, such as reconnaissance or survey operations, as they can gather much more information and data and are less likely to be detected than a human. The purpose of this project was to build a mobile multi-sensor robot that could use various sensors to detect and determine human movement, general shape and position. This information would be used in future studies to allow an augmented reality headset to generate a 3D digital marker of where the human subject is located. This would allow a user to scan a subject with the robot, and then see where that subject is physically located in relation to the user, regardless of any obstacles restricting the user’s view of that subject. It was hypothesized that such a robot can be built to the size constraints of 20cmx20cmx20cm using only Raspberry Pi, Brickpi, and Lego Mindstorm related items. The robot was tested on its sensor functions and mobility to determine how well it could detect human movement. After further tests the robot was found to not be able to detect human movement on its own, but could obtain basic information on the location of a human subject.

Location

Lassiter 119

Start Date

4-14-2018 9:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 9:45 AM

Building a multi-sensor mobile robot that can freely move, detect human movement, and determine the general shape and position of a human subject to be compatible with an augmented reality headset.

Lassiter 119

Augmented reality is a recent application of technology that has brought a new world of opportunities. One such application could be the addition of robots to be compatible with an augmented reality headset, which would allow for many new ways of efficient communication and work. One such use of robots along with AR is in military or police applications, such as reconnaissance or survey operations, as they can gather much more information and data and are less likely to be detected than a human. The purpose of this project was to build a mobile multi-sensor robot that could use various sensors to detect and determine human movement, general shape and position. This information would be used in future studies to allow an augmented reality headset to generate a 3D digital marker of where the human subject is located. This would allow a user to scan a subject with the robot, and then see where that subject is physically located in relation to the user, regardless of any obstacles restricting the user’s view of that subject. It was hypothesized that such a robot can be built to the size constraints of 20cmx20cmx20cm using only Raspberry Pi, Brickpi, and Lego Mindstorm related items. The robot was tested on its sensor functions and mobility to determine how well it could detect human movement. After further tests the robot was found to not be able to detect human movement on its own, but could obtain basic information on the location of a human subject.