Introducing IOmi - A female robot hostess for guidance in a university environment

Eiji Onchi, Cesar Lucho, Michel Sigüenza, Gabriele Trovato, Francisco Cuellar*

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In this paper we introduce IOmi: a life-sized female humanoid hostess robot intended for serving as guidance in indoor public spaces. Its design methodology, adapted from industrial design approaches, is intended to be applicable in different scenarios, considering the final users of the robot, the intended use of the agent, and the contextual environment. Results from the first test inside a Latin American university environment clarified the needs of the potential users and suggested new directions of research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics - 8th International Conference, ICSR 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
Volume9979 LNAI
ISBN (Print)9783319474366
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event8th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2016 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: 2016 Nov 12016 Nov 3

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9979 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other8th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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