IURO Project Summary
This video presents the results of the Interactive Urban Robot project. The developed robot IURO navigates autonomously around the city centre of Munich and commences interaction with pedestrians. IURO approaches a person and asks for help to find the way to Marienplatz, a square in the Munich city centre. People grasp a microphone from IURO’s compartment and start chatting with the robot. IURO starts the conversation with a question about the counterpart’s mood. By emotionally adapting to the reported mood, he attains the person’s full attention and successfully retrieves the information he is looking for. Besides verbal input, IURO also asks the interaction partner to point in the direction of the Marienplatz. People enjoy the experience to interact with an autonomous mobile robot.