Tico Robot

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Tico
Manufacturer Adele Robots
Year of creation 2007
Website www.adelerobots.com/en/tico

Tico is a social robot developed by Adele Robots to interact with humans in different environments, primarily promotional events and in education as a helper for teachers.

History[edit]

Initially created by Treelogic in 2007 as a research platform for Human-Robot Interaction, it participated in several R&D projects such as ACROSS,[1] and was also tested in supermarkets and schools. It became commercially available in 2010.

Design[edit]

The first version included a laser rangefinder and ultrasonic sensors for obstacle detection, and a camera for tracking people and reading QR codes.[clarification needed] It also has a touch screen. Its head and neck access 6 degrees of freedom. It moves using differential steering with two high-torque EC gear-motors, and runs Ubuntu 9.10 on a 1.6Ghz Intel Core Duo. It stands 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) tall and weighs 85 kilograms (187 lb). A new, fresh battery allows it to run freely for eight hours.

Tico usage[edit]

Tico was tested as a pedagogic tool for teachers to improve children's motivation and gain their attention.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACROSS: R&D Project". 1 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Tico at school", 2011

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