MOSAIC is an international collaborative project with the objective of designing and developing various MOBILE ROBOTS of industrial quality
targeted to high-end markets (industrial markets and most especially luxury markets)
The MOSAIC project aims to design 5 wheeled autonomous robots for service:
- Room-Service Robot / Hotel version
- Room-Service Robot / Home version
- Mobile-Bar Robot
- “Maitre d’hôtel” Robot designed for upscale restaurants
- Delivery Robot for offices
The projected robots feature 5 major selling points: refined design, rugged conception, silent motion, dynamic obstacle avoidance and the ability to work as a team.
The starting point of the MOSAIC project is an existing robot prototype named the BR robot.
Purpose of the MOSAIC project
The MOSAIC project aims to develop several different robots based on the same common propulsion base (which has already been designed and built).
The main specifications for the robots to be designed are:
- Industrial design to minimize failure rate
- Modular design to ensure easy maintenance
- Silent motion and operation to give the impression that the robot is “gliding on air”
- Robot speed 1 meter per second (3 feet per second).
- Robot acceleration 1m/s2.
- Dynamic avoidance of obstacles (without interrupting forward motion)
- Capable of moving safely, securely and of changing directions and trajectory in a complex environment
- Powerful enough to support a heavy application load (maximum 100Kg)
- Concept 1 of “team of robots”: a group of multiple robots communicating and working together (synchronized mode)
- Concept 2 of “team of robots”: multiple robots are able to work separately within the same space (unsynchronized mode)
- Indoor / outdoor, but requiring a stable floor surface
- Dimensions compatible to motion through constricted interior spaces (corridor, doorway)
- High-tech product quality: Modern and refined design with a rugged feeling
- Automatic return to docking-station: Fast battery charging within 2 hours
- Several hours of autonomy
- Very stable when stationary (linear actuators), providing a stable work surface when immobilized
- Many ways to communicate and interact with its environment
- Path defined by “Learning”, specified by mapping or self-defined
- Reliable Embedded Software (minimizing bugs through exhaustive testing).