Spencer Airport robot, which helps passengers




Invested Royal Dutch airline KLM in the development of robot project Spencer Spencer, which would help the passengers to find their way and avoid them losing their travels in Schiphol Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands, which is one of the most complex airports of hand movement.

He holds Android Spencer Spencer grainy appearance and comfortable for people, and will be tested at Schiphol Schiphol Airport by the end of the month of November.

Android was created by a team made use of and reliance on five different research universities all over Europe, and is partially funded by the European Commission.

It was Android Spencer is equipped with a map of the airport, and can scan and check the surrounding areas by measuring the distance between him and any hindrance by using a laser beam, according to the Bhagesan the obstacles that have been Android by providing in advance such as walls, stairs, people will not pose a problem for the robot.

Android has been trained to understand human behavior in general, and will work individually and will not exist as groups within the airport which facilitates the task of and interaction with people, and the robot knows how to walk with people on their way.

And Spencer has been programmed to Total awareness also, so it will recognize a number of people within the group which is helping in the movement and performs sampling and testing to determine the amount of people that are still waiting for assistance within a particular group.

According to its founders may be the biggest problem for the robot Spencer are those things that are left in place on a temporary basis, such as luggage carts as loose and things in general.

The Achim Lilienthal one of the teachers involved in the search clarification “temporary things, so to speak, such as luggage carts is the biggest difficulty that faced the robot and how to deal with it is a challenge to us, comes the difficulty of being a permanent change in terms of its location, being inanimate, therefore we are working on providing Android map represents the general contents, including the airport and we try as much as possible to allow him to deal with things permanent and temporary. ”

And will run Android in the first phase by the end of November 30, it is due to the first trial period lasts for one week and then the research team to benefit from the data collected on the way and use it to simplify the work of Spencer before officially entering the field of work in the month of March next year.


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