7) Museum tour guide robot Jinny


Figure 12: Guide robot Jinny


The Jinny is a museum tour guide robot. It can navigate in a cluttered environment, surrounded by human beings. A visitor can ask Jinny about an exhibition, as well as various informations such as weather, traffic information. Voice synthesis using a knowledge base reasoning algorithm and an internet connection enables information provision. Three technologies are implemented on Jinny : 1) Autonomous navigation 2) human friendly interaction 3) System integration and control architecture design.

This is a joint work with the Hyundai Heavy Industry and the Joymecha company, and I am in charge of the entire development process. The Jinny will provide tour guide services at the national science museum in Korea

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