Tour guide robot

Ashesi University College is periodically visited by individuals who are interested in seeing the campus. On their arrival, the university has a system in place to give an escorted tour to the visitor if needed. This project stems from the need for an ever-available tour system. The project seeks to replace the existing tour system, which consists of humans, to one that consist of robots. The focus of this project is to map sections of the university campus, create a navigation framework and build a tour guide application that uses the navigation framework to provide visitors with an escorted tour of the Ashesi University campus. This paper presents a detailed description of the implementation of a tour guide robot and its limitations. Finally, the paper outlines short comings of the project as well as future work for the project to improve the tour guide robot.
Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, April 2016
Ashesi University College, robot, tour system, mobile app