Competition Day 1 Navigating and Catering for Granny
In the morning we went to the Heriot Watt University. The bus system here is not the most reliable, but 40 min late and 4kg heavier because of all the rain that got suck in by our cloths we arrived.
But from there most things turned out fine. We tested the Navigation test, where Lisa should go to three points in the arena. But its not as easy as that. On the way unpredictable things can happen, such as that someone shuts the door on the path of the robot, small objects are dropped or into some peoples spontaneously decide to block the way of the robot, even so Lisa is full of metal and could easily make the person run away. The test went well, in one round we failed during the following and could not reach the second goal because the obstacle was not removed fast enough and Lisa then decided to go on with her ToDo list.
In the Catering task, Lisa has to receive orders from an older lady that got her new high tech toy and wants to aid her in her daily life. As the older lady not just got the most current version of a high tech robot she also got a smart home of the next generation meaning she is used to not stand up and move at all. Thus Lisa serves as a smart home interface and also brings her the reading glasses, a candle (candles will also be part of the next generation homes), cups and whatever an elder lady may can request. For Catering Granny Annie we tuned the smart home integration and tested the gripping. During the actual tests it went also well. The speech recognition part was working without any occurrences and the smart devices reacted as supposed.
By the way the lab and environment here at Heriot Watt is quite nice and Lisa is always happy to see TIAGo around, that’s what she is used to at home too.