The creation of SanTO: A robot with 'divine' features

Gabriele Trovato, Cesar Lucho, Alvaro Ramon, Renzo Ramirez, Laureano Rodriguez, Francisco Cuellar

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Abstract

In rapidly ageing societies of developed countries there is a growing need of socially assistive devices. Religion is one key factor in acceptance: we present a new robot called SanTO, inspired by Christian Catholicism. It has the appearance of a statue of a saint, inspired by sacred and neoclassical architecture. Its aim is to keep company with the user for prayer. SanTO has 2 degrees of freedom and can communicate through visual tracking, voice and touch. In this paper we present its design and development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots, UR 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages437-442
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781538663349
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 20
Event15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots, UR 2018 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 2018 Jun 272018 Jun 30

Other

Other15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots, UR 2018
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period18/6/2718/6/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Optimization
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Trovato, G., Lucho, C., Ramon, A., Ramirez, R., Rodriguez, L., & Cuellar, F. (2018). The creation of SanTO: A robot with 'divine' features. In 2018 15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots, UR 2018 (pp. 437-442). [8442207] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/URAI.2018.8442207