RoboDrive is a software which allows mobility during the interaction with a robot. By looking at the screen, the user can see what the robot is looking at. He can also drive the robot by sketching on the touch-screen using the stylus. Then, specific gestures are used to draw the attention of the robot towards new objects, and the software allows the user to associate a name to these objects. Finally, the software allows the user to ask the robot to search and reach an object given its name/the word associated to it.
RoboDrive is based on an iPhone in order to use its multiple-interaction and multi-touch abilities and with the mid-term aim of making the software available to a larger audience. It is also providing interesting functionalities, such as driving the robot by litterally using the iPhone as a steering wheel (with the accelerometer). The interface has been designed based on iPhone API, making it much simpler and easy to use.