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Interactive Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Juzovitski, Dmitrij (2011) In Diploma work IDEM01 20111
Industrial Design
Abstract
This report initially asks the question of why Robotic Vacuum Cleaners are not a regular part of our everyday lives. The concept of a completely automated robotic aid to help us with our chores seems, at glance, an attractive proposition. Interviewing various groups of users suggests that most robotic vacuum cleaners do have some technical problems like limitations in suction power and inability to handle long strands of hair. But, surprisingly, the typical users did not seem to mind, in fact most users were very happy with their robots.
In stark contrast, interviews with people with little or no experience with robotic vacuums reveals a far more sceptical approach. Mainly, this group exposed a trust issue, where a majority feared that... (More)
This report initially asks the question of why Robotic Vacuum Cleaners are not a regular part of our everyday lives. The concept of a completely automated robotic aid to help us with our chores seems, at glance, an attractive proposition. Interviewing various groups of users suggests that most robotic vacuum cleaners do have some technical problems like limitations in suction power and inability to handle long strands of hair. But, surprisingly, the typical users did not seem to mind, in fact most users were very happy with their robots.
In stark contrast, interviews with people with little or no experience with robotic vacuums reveals a far more sceptical approach. Mainly, this group exposed a trust issue, where a majority feared that the robot would be uncontrollable and would cause problems if and when it went unsupervised.
Therefore the main focus of this design project, amongst others, was to provide a feeling of control to the user. The result allows for a big measure of control over the robotic vacuum cleaner, while still keeping its autonomy. This is achieved with a design concept utilizing a hand recognition system that was inspired by research into our relation and interaction with pets (Less)
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author
Juzovitski, Dmitrij
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IDEM01 20111
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--11/50146-SE
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ISRN
language
English
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2169450
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2011-09-30 13:48:40
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  abstract     = {This report initially asks the question of why Robotic Vacuum Cleaners are not a regular part of our everyday lives. The concept of a completely automated robotic aid to help us with our chores seems, at glance, an attractive proposition. Interviewing various groups of users suggests that most robotic vacuum cleaners do have some technical problems like limitations in suction power and inability to handle long strands of hair. But, surprisingly, the typical users did not seem to mind, in fact most users were very happy with their robots.
In stark contrast, interviews with people with little or no experience with robotic vacuums reveals a far more sceptical approach. Mainly, this group exposed a trust issue, where a majority feared that the robot would be uncontrollable and would cause problems if and when it went unsupervised.
Therefore the main focus of this design project, amongst others, was to provide a feeling of control to the user. The result allows for a big measure of control over the robotic vacuum cleaner, while still keeping its autonomy. This is achieved with a design concept utilizing a hand recognition system that was inspired by research into our relation and interaction with pets},
  author       = {Juzovitski, Dmitrij},
  issn         = {ISRN},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Interactive Robotic Vacuum Cleaner},
  year         = {2011},
}