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Concept development of a household robot platform

Emanuelsson, Robin LU and Samuelsson, Petter (2019) MMKM10 20182
Product Development
Abstract
Recently, the consumer interest and revenue from domestic aide robots have been
rapidly increasing. A report from 2018 estimates that the global revenue from this
sector will rise from $6.4 billion to nearly $23 billion by 2022, an increase by 250%.
This thesis covers a concept development process defining a multi-purpose,
autonomous household robot. The focus user group is consumers, and it is aimed
towards domestic purposes. However, the final concept is also evaluated with
regards to other application areas that were identified during the thesis.
The work is structured according to the Double Diamond model, and its four phases.
Discover, the first phase, includes e.g. product/patent benchmarking and user
research in order to... (More)
Recently, the consumer interest and revenue from domestic aide robots have been
rapidly increasing. A report from 2018 estimates that the global revenue from this
sector will rise from $6.4 billion to nearly $23 billion by 2022, an increase by 250%.
This thesis covers a concept development process defining a multi-purpose,
autonomous household robot. The focus user group is consumers, and it is aimed
towards domestic purposes. However, the final concept is also evaluated with
regards to other application areas that were identified during the thesis.
The work is structured according to the Double Diamond model, and its four phases.
Discover, the first phase, includes e.g. product/patent benchmarking and user
research in order to gain information and inspiration. Based on this, more than 100
possible functions were identified. In the next phase, these were screened based on
a user survey and target group. Following this, a survey of available sensor
technology and positioning systems was performed.
The final concept consists of an intelligence platform which is handling positioning,
computing and connectivity. This is implemented on top of a movement module,
which is specific for one, or several, application areas such as lawn mowing,
vacuuming, etc. The movement module handles the basic functionality and
movement, while also providing interfaces for several accessory modules.
Only the intelligence platform and lawn moving movement module are defined in
the thesis. Some possible accessory modules are illustrated in the renders. (Less)
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author
Emanuelsson, Robin LU and Samuelsson, Petter
supervisor
organization
course
MMKM10 20182
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Concept development, platform development, domestic robot, lawnmower, positioning methods
language
English
id
8970171
date added to LUP
2019-02-14 11:16:02
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  abstract     = {Recently, the consumer interest and revenue from domestic aide robots have been
rapidly increasing. A report from 2018 estimates that the global revenue from this
sector will rise from $6.4 billion to nearly $23 billion by 2022, an increase by 250%.
This thesis covers a concept development process defining a multi-purpose,
autonomous household robot. The focus user group is consumers, and it is aimed
towards domestic purposes. However, the final concept is also evaluated with
regards to other application areas that were identified during the thesis.
The work is structured according to the Double Diamond model, and its four phases.
Discover, the first phase, includes e.g. product/patent benchmarking and user
research in order to gain information and inspiration. Based on this, more than 100
possible functions were identified. In the next phase, these were screened based on
a user survey and target group. Following this, a survey of available sensor
technology and positioning systems was performed.
The final concept consists of an intelligence platform which is handling positioning,
computing and connectivity. This is implemented on top of a movement module,
which is specific for one, or several, application areas such as lawn mowing,
vacuuming, etc. The movement module handles the basic functionality and
movement, while also providing interfaces for several accessory modules.
Only the intelligence platform and lawn moving movement module are defined in
the thesis. Some possible accessory modules are illustrated in the renders.},
  author       = {Emanuelsson, Robin and Samuelsson, Petter},
  keyword      = {Concept development,platform development,domestic robot,lawnmower,positioning methods},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Concept development of a household robot platform},
  year         = {2019},
}