We designed an application called the AIBO Monitor, which allows people to remotely control the Sony AIBO robot dog to monitor their home environment. For the current project setup, the AIBO is autonomously patrolling inside a user-defined area and looking for changes at a specific location. The human operator can monitor the home environment at a remote place by receiving live video and audio feeds from the AIBO at the same time. If the AIBO detects a change in the home environment (for example, a door that was previously closed is now opened), the human operator can take over the control of the AIBO and navigate it to investigate the change.
Researchers: Cheng Guo, Jeffery Boyd, Saul Greenberg, Ehud Sharlin