Delivering electricity to home appliances by mobile robots

Kentaro Ishii, Youichi Kamiyama, Wirawit Chaochaisit, Masahiko Inami, Takeo Igarashi

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In this paper, we propose an electric power management system for delivering power to home appliances with mobile robots. With our system, the user places an appliance without power cables freely within the home, and a robot provides the appliance with the electric power required for its operation. In addition to providing explanations of a usage scenario and a theoretical analysis, we demonstrate a prototype implementation. The robot of the prototype autonomously locates the target appliance, transfers its battery power to the appliance, and returns to the home position to recharge its battery. The validation study showed our proof-of-concept prototype worked as expected by the theory.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6907800
Pages (from-to)6375-6381
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 22
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2014 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2014 May 312014 Jun 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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