Team Flowers

Overall Objectives
Scientific Foundations
Application Domains
New Results
Contracts and Grants with Industry
Other Grants and Activities

Section: Software


Participants : Pierre Rouanet [ correspondant ] , Pierre-Yves Oudeyer.

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.

Figure 1. RoboDrive is an iPhone application that facilitates intuitive and robust human-robot teaching interactions


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