KeJia Robot - an Attractive Shopping Mall Guider

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This paper reports the project of a shopping mall guide robot, named KeJia, which is designed for customer navigation, informa- tion providing and entertainment in a real environment. Our introduction focuses on the designs of robot's hardware and software, faced challenges and the multimodal interaction methods including using a mobile phone app. In order to adapt the current localization and navigation techniques to such large and complex shopping mall environment, a series of related improvements and new methods are proposed. The robot is deployed in a large shopping mall for field test and stable operation for a fairly long time. The result demonstrates the stability, validity and feasibility of this robot system, and gives a positive reward to our original design motivation.

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 address = {Paris, France},
 author = {Yingfeng Chen and Feng Wu and Wei Shuai and Ningyang Wang and Rongya Chen and Xiaoping Chen},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR)},
 doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-25554-5_15},
 month = {October},
 pages = {145-154},
 title = {KeJia Robot - an Attractive Shopping Mall Guider},
 year = {2015}